Safe Patient Care Act
Omeo District Health provides services to our community in a variety of different inpatient and residential settings.
- Lewington House – Residential Aged care (10 High Care and 1 Transitional Care Beds)
- Acute Care (4 beds)
Note: Low Care Residential Aged Care Beds not included within the ratio’s
Our Nurses are essential to ensuring quality and safe care. At ODH our Nursing ratios within our wards comply with the required staffing levels as per the Safe Patient Care Act. It is anticipated that occupancy in Lewington will be 80% and acute 10% in the next 6 months based on the previous 12 months occupancy data.
Omeo District Health provides inpatient care in our Acute ward for:
- Patients who need to stay overnight with medical conditions
|Name of mixed ward||Omeo District Health|
|The total number of occupied beds||11|
The different nurse to patient ratios that apply.
|Ratio Acute Care||AM shift: 1 Nurse to 6 Patients, 1 Nurse in Charge||PM Shift: 1 Nurse to 7 Patients, 1 Nurse in Charges||ND Shift: 1 Nurse to 10 Patients, 1 Nurse in Charge|
|Ratio High Care Residential Aged Care (Including TCP)||AM shift: 1 Nurse to 7 Residents, 1 Nurse in charge||PM Shift: 1 Nurse to 8 Residents. 1 Nurse in Charge||ND Shift: 1 Nurse to 15 Residents, 1 Nurse in Charge|
|Relevant ratio applied..||1.76||1.54||0.87|