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4390.0 - Private Hospitals, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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STAFF

There were 55,053 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff employed at Acute and psychiatric hospitals in Australia during 2010-11, an increase of 3.1% from 2009-10. Victoria employed the most FTE staff, with 15,260 (up 0.3% from 2009-10), ahead of New South Wales, which employed 14,132 FTE staff (up 5.6% from 2009-10). Victoria also employed the most FTE nursing staff, administrative and clerical staff, and diagnostic and allied health professionals of any state, but New South Wales employed the most salaried medical professionals.

Nursing staff as a proportion of all staff varied from 55.1% in New South Wales to 62.6% of all staff in South Australia on an FTE basis. The proportion of all nursing staff who were registered nurses did not vary greatly between the States, ranging from 81.7% in South Australia to 83.8% in New South Wales.

There was little variation between the states in the number of FTE nursing staff per occupied bed, while the number of FTE staff per occupied bed varied between 2.0 in South Australia and 2.3 in Victoria.

Table 2.11 PRIVATE ACUTE AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Staffing (a) — States and territories — 2010-11
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas., NT & ACT(b)
Aus.
Number of Full Time Equivalent Staff
Salaried medical professionals(c)
251
189
180
40
np
np
963
Diagnostic and allied health professionals
777
925
522
111
np
np
2 812
Full time equivalent nursing staff (d)(e)
Registered nurses
6 528
7 294
5 959
1 990
np
np
26 089
Enrolled nurses
1 258
1 430
1 320
446
np
np
5 195
Total
7 786
8 724
7 279
2 436
np
np
31 284
Clinical support staff
1 203
1 108
893
143
np
np
4 156
Administrative and clerical staff
1 882
2 134
1 674
466
np
np
7 472
Domestic and other staff
2 233
2 180
1 954
696
np
np
8 366
Total FTE staff (f)
14 132
15 260
12 502
3 892
np
np
55 053

Average Number of Full-Time Equivalent Staff Per Occupied Bed (g)
Full time equivalent nursing staff (d)(e)
Registered nurses
1.0
1.1
1.0
1.0
np
np
1.0
Enrolled nurses
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
np
np
0.2
Total
1.2
1.3
1.2
1.3
np
np
1.2
Other (h)
0.9
1.0
0.9
0.8
np
np
0.9
Total FTE staff (f)
2.1
2.3
2.1
2.0
np
np
2.2

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) Includes Full-time equivalent staff. Full-time equivalent represents the sum of full-time staff and the full-time equivalent of part-time staff. See Glossary for further details.
(b) Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory have been aggregated to protect the confidentiality of the small number of hospitals in these states/territories.
(c) Excludes visiting/consulting medical officers
(d) Includes nurses in operating theatres, labour wards, psychiatric units, alcohol and drug rehabilitation units, other special care units, and emergency departments and units.
(e) Includes contract staff sourced from employment agencies but paid via the hospital payroll. See Explanatory Note 40 for further information.
(f) Figures have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between totals and the sums of the component items.
(g) Calculated by dividing the number of FTE staff by the number of occupied beds. The number of occupied beds is calculated by multiplying the number of average available beds by the occupancy rate. See Bed occupancy rate in Glossary for more information.
(h) Including salaried medical officers and other diagnostic health professionals, administrative, domestic and other staff.



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