Safe Patient Care

Updated: March 2022

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.

NHW Mixed Ward Nominations.pdf

Illoura Residential Aged Care Wing 1 and 2

Total number of occupied beds: 41

Nurse to patient ratios

RACF TCP
Morning Shift 1 nurse to 7 patients 1 nurse in charge 1 nurse to 5 patients 1 nurse in charge
Afternoon Shift 1 nurse to 8 patients 1 nurse in charge 1 nurse to 5 patients 1 nurse in charge
Night Shift 1 nurse to 15 patients 1 nurse to 10 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 35 6

Intensive Care Unit

Total number of occupied beds: 8

Nurse to patient ratios

ICU HDU Coronary Care
Morning Shift 1 nurse to 1 patient 1 nurse in charge 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse in charge 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse in charge
Afternoon Shift 1 nurse to 1 patient 1 nurse in charge 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse in charge 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse in charge
Night Shift 1 nurse to 1 patient 1 nurse to 2 patients 1 nurse to 3 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 1 4 3

Maternity Ward

Total number of occupied beds: 16

Midwife to patient ratios

Birth Suite Post Natal Special Care Nursery Midwife in charge
Morning Shift 3 midwives to 3 patients 2 midwives to 4 patients 1 midwife to 4 patients 1 midwife
Afternoon Shift 3 midwives to 3 patients 2 midwives to 4 patients 1 midwife to 4 patients 1 midwife
Night Shift 3 midwives to 3 patients 1 midwife to 6 patients 1 midwife or nurse to 4 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 4 6 6

 

Thomas Hogan Rehabilitation Centre

Total number of occupied beds: 15

Nurse to patient ratios

Subacute
Morning Shift 1 nurse to 5 patients 1 nurse in charge
Afternoon Shift 1 nurse to 5 patients 1 nurse in charge
Night Shift 1 nurse to 10 patients
Expected number of occupied beds 15

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