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The Blue Mountains, Springwood, and Lithgow hospitals are receiving positive feedback from their patients.

The survey asked hospitalized patients about their experiences in a wide range of areas of care.

At Blue Mountains Hospital, 93% of respondents rated their overall care as ‘very good’ or ‘good’. Nearly all (85%) of patients surveyed at Blue Mountains Hospital say they have unquestionable trust and confidence in the medical professionals who are caring for them. Well-coordinated care is also rated highly, with 93% of patients rating how well the medical professionals work together as a team as ‘very good’ or ‘good’.

Nearly all (97%) of Springwood Hospital patients surveyed rated the care they received as “very good” or “good.” The hospital scored significantly higher than the state average on a number of key aspects of care, including in-hospital privacy, prevention of delays in discharge, and care organization.

Lithgow Hospital performs as well as other hospitals, with 94% of patients rating their treatment as ‘very good’ or ‘good’. Nurses and doctors, in particular, were rated very highly by her Lithgow patients, with 96% rating their attending physicians and 98% rating nurses as ‘very good’ or ‘good’. . His 90%, the majority of patients surveyed, also said their cultural or religious beliefs were “always” respected while in hospital.

Kay Hyman, chief executive of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, welcomed the findings and thanked patients for their feedback.

“Our staff work tirelessly to provide the highest quality care to our patients, and these results are testament to their efforts,” Mrs. Hyman said.

“Last year was a special year in the face of COVID-19 in the second half of 2021 in waves of Delta and Omicron, and I am very proud of how our staff adapted to the challenges it presented. I’m thinking

“The results show that despite the challenges, we put patients and their experiences first to deliver world-class healthcare.”

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District budget for 2022-23 exceeds $1 billion. That’s more than $82 million or an 8.8% increase in the 2021-22 budget.

From mid-2012 to mid-2022, the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District increased its workforce with an additional 1,441 full-time equivalent staff. This is a 40.4% increase that includes 211 doctors, 514 nurses and midwives, and 212 associated medical staff. .

The NSW Government is investing a record $33 billion in health as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget. As part of the $4.5 billion investment, a record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and healthcare services across NSW over four years. The budget also includes his $408 million over two years to expedite elective surgery and his $899 million for his ongoing COVID-19 response. .

https://www.nsw.gov.au/health/nbmlhd/news/stories/patients-give-high-ratings-of-care-blue-mountains-springwood-and-lithgow-hospitals The Blue Mountains, Springwood, and Lithgow hospitals are receiving positive feedback from their patients.

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