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Safe Patient Care

Updated: March 2023

Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015 sets the minimum staff to patient ratios so that everyone can get safe, quality care no matter where they go. Below is the nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios at Northeast Health Wangaratta.

Safe Patient Care – Nurse to patient ratios.pdf

Intensive Care Unit

Total number of occupied beds: 12

ICU HDU General Medical
Morning Shift 1 nurse to 1 patient 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse to 4 patients
Afternoon Shift 1 nurse to 1 patient 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse to 5 patients
Night Shift 1 nurse to 1 patient 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse to 8 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 4 4 4

Maternity Ward

Total number of occupied beds: 10

Post Natal Special Care Nursery
Morning Shift 1 nurse to 4 patients 1 nurse to 4 patients
Afternoon Shift 1 nurse to 4 patients 1 nurse to 4 patients
Night Shift 1 nurse to 6 patients 1 nurse to 4 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 6 4

 

Number of nominated birth suites
Monday to Friday 4
Saturday & Sunday 2

Thomas Hogan Rehabilitation Centre

Total number of occupied beds: 29

Rehabilitation GEM Acute
Morning Shift 1 nurse to 5 patient 1 nurse to 5 patients 1 nurse to 4 patients
Afternoon Shift 1 nurse to 5 patient 1 nurse to 6 patients 1 nurse to 5 patients
Night Shift 1 nurse to 10 patient 1 nurse to 10 patients 1 nurse to 8 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 12 11 6

Find out more about the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015