Winchelsea Rural Health Rokewood / Teesdale Rural Health Bannockburn Rural Health Beeac Rural Heatlh Moriac Rural Health
Safe Patient Care

Under the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015 and Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Amendment Act 2019, as a Level 4 public hospital and public aged residential care service under the Victorian Health Services Act 1988, Hesse Rural Health has obligations to publish applicable information in relation to mixed ward nursing ratios for each 6 month period. The period 1.3.2020 – 30.08.2020 was posted on 28.02.2020

Name of the mixed ward: Residential Aged Care & Acute
Total number of available beds in this nominated mixed ward is 21

The nurse to patient ratio that would apply in the ACUTE ward is as follows:
• Morning shift 1:6 plus one nurse in charge;
• Afternoon shift 1:7 plus one nurse in charge
• Night shift is 1:10

The nurse to patient ratio that would apply in the PUBLIC HIGH LEVEL AGED RESIDENTIAL CARE service is:
• Morning shift 1:7 plus one nurse in charge
• Afternoon Shift 1:8 plus one nurse in charge
• Night Shift 1:15

Expected number of occupied beds in each portion during the following 6 months (based on previous 12 months data) is 18 (Public High Level Aged Care) and 3 (Acute Ward). The total expected number of occupied beds is 21