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#12 Hospital Health Check Survey

20 June, 2018

In January 2018, the AMA Victoria Doctors in Training (DiT) Subcommittee ran an anonymous pilot survey of DiTs in public hospitals about various aspects of their working lives. Questions covered wellbeing, leave, overtime, culture and training.

We received 290 responses from around the state. While it is accepted that the number of respondents accounts for 2.5 per cent of the DiT workforce in Victoria, the results certainly give us some insights into their experiences and the culture of public hospitals.

Some health services had low survey participation rates. In order to protect the integrity of the data and the privacy of respondents, only those health services who had a number of respondents greater than 10 were included in the table.

We will be running this survey again in 2019 with a view to increasing the sample size, particularly in regional health services and gaining a more complete picture of the work environments of DiTs.

 

Key findings

 

It appears that some health services could be in breach of their obligations under the DiT Enterprise Agreement 2013, Fair Work Actor the OHS Act.

AMA Victoria encourages doctors with issues such as those outlined above to contact our Workplace Relations team on (03) 9280 8722.

 

For more on survey data CLICK HERE.

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