Issues Register

Below is the list of all current issues.

nRAH Locker Security

11 OCTOBER 2017 I went to get changed for theatres today, and yet again (has happened at least twice before) all the lockers in the theatre change rooms have been re-programmed for no obvious reason. I was then late to theatre waiting for someone to come and re-open my locker. I was then told by someone else (which turns out to be correct) that all the lockers are re-programmed to the same number, which makes a mockery of security for people's valuables.



9 OCTOBER 2017: An aortic valve replacement left outside the ICU offices in the technical suite blue space for a number of days. The prosthesis needed to be stored in a controlled environment and was just left in the corridor.

NALHN Code Yellow

9 OCTOBER 2017:  Internal emergency declared on Friday 6/10 because of lack of acute beds to admit patients from the NALHN emergency departments. Patients transferred from LMH to Modbury Friday night. Continued high activity over the week end and no inpatient beds available Monday morning 9/10 at Modbury Hospital to admit patients from the ED


RAH Chest Clinic

4 OCTOBER 2017: Chest clinic services insufficiently staffed with administrative support, affecting patients and clinical services.

WCH: Ambulance Ramping

4 OCTOBER 2017: Ambulance ramping at Women's and Children's Hospital.

nRAH: Delays in treatment

27 SEPTEMBER 2017: Delays of 30 – 45 minutes in transporting patients for urgent CT head scans in a life threatening emergency due to problems with booking orderlies.

nRAH Outpatient Clinics

27 SEPTEMBER 2017: Outpatient clinics unsafe. Significant number presenting without an appointment logged on the system and without casenotes.

nRAH Emergency Resusucitation Rooms

26 SEPTEMBER 2017: The ACEM guidelines state medical resus rooms should be 25m2, and trauma resus rooms should be 30m2. The 8 Resuscitation Rooms at nRAH don't meet either of these standards.

Response: CALHN are aware of the issue and working through solutions. SASMOA awaiting further detail.

nRAH ED: Overcrowding

25 SEPTEMBER 2017: Ramping since 0900. Patients being assessed in waiting room by junior doctors. 42 admitted patients in the morning, 32 admitted patients at 1600. 5 admitted patients being held in short stay ward, staffed by ward nurses.

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