Safe Patient Care Act
Eastern Health is pleased to confirm our compliance with the Safe Patient Care Act (2015) and the 2018 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:
10 Acute beds
10 Geriatric Evaluation Medicine beds
11 Acute beds
4 Geriatric Evaluation Medicine beds
Peter James Centre
21 Rehabilitation beds
11 Geriatric Evaluation Medicine beds
Eastern Health has maternity services located at Box Hill Hospital and Angliss Hospital.
Angliss Hospital has 8 Birth Suites. 6 are nominated delivery suites and 2 are assessment rooms for outpatients being assessed by a midwife.
Box Hill Hospital has 9 Birth Suites; 6 are nominated delivery suites and 3 are assessment rooms for outpatients being assessed by a midwife.