Safe Patient Care Act 2015

Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015 Reporting Requirements.

Werribee Mercy Hospital

Number of birthing suites: 9

Mixed Wards:

Level 4 Medical Ward

The total number of occupied beds in the mixed ward:

24 beds (16 x medical beds and 8 x monitored beds)

The different ratios that would apply to each portion:

ShiftMedicalMonitored
AM1:4 plus in charge1:4
PM1:5 plus in charge1:4
ND1:81:4

The expected number of occupied beds in each portion of the ward during the following 6-month period:

24 beds (16 x medical beds and 8 x monitored beds)

Geriatric Evaluation Management Unit

The total number of occupied beds in the mixed ward:

20 beds (16 x geriatric evaluation and management beds, 4 x rehabilitation beds)

The different ratios that would apply to each portion:

ShiftGEMRehabilitation
AM1:5 plus in charge1:5 plus in charge
PM1:6 plus in charge1:5 plus in charge
ND1:101:10

The expected number of occupied beds in each portion of the ward during the following 6-month period:

26 beds (16 x geriatric evaluation and management beds, 4 x rehabilitation beds)

Mercy Hospital for Women

Number of birthing suites: 12

Mixed Wards:

Level 6 Gynaecology Ward

The name of the mixed ward: Level 6 Gynaecology Ward

The total number of occupied beds in the mixed ward:

20 beds (16 x medical beds and 4 x HDU beds)

The different ratios that would apply to each portion:

ShiftMedicalHDU
AM1:4 plus in charge1:2
PM1:5 plus in charge1:2
ND1:81:2

The expected number of occupied beds in each portion of the ward during the following 6-month period:

20 beds (16 x medical beds and 4 x HDU beds)

Last reviewed September 6, 2019.

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