Safe Patient Care Act

Eastern Health is pleased to confirm our compliance with the Safe Patient Care Act (2015) and the 2020 amendments to the Act which provide for Nursing & Midwifery staffing levels in our wards and departments.

Under the Act, we are obliged to publish the details of wards that have varied staffing levels due to the patient types we allocate to these wards.

 

Our varied staffing ratio wards are as follows:

Site

Ward

Bed Profile

Total Beds

Angliss Hospital

1 West

10 Acute beds


10 Geriatric Evaluation Medicine beds

20

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

HH Ward

5 Acute beds


10 Geriatric Evaluation Medicine beds

15

Eastern Health has maternity services located at Box Hill Hospital and Angliss Hospital.

Angliss Hospital has 6 Birth Suites and 2 assessment rooms for outpatients being assessed by a Registered Midwife.

Box Hill Hospital has 6 Birth Suites and 2 assessment rooms for outpatients being assessed by a Registered Midwife.

 

Updated: 11 February 2021