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Table 3 Staffing of postnatal units.

From: A statewide review of postnatal care in private hospitals in Victoria, Australia

Factor Private hospitals (n = 14) Public hospitals* (n = 66)
  median range median range
Midwives (EFT) providing postnatal care 31(15EFT) (11-85) 15(10EFT) (5-165)
Shifts per week covered by casual bank staff 10 (1-21) 3 (0.5-25)
Shifts per week covered by agency staff 2 (1-15) 1.75 (1-17)
  n % n %
Hospitals employing midwives only 3 21 30 46
Hospitals employing Mothercraft nurses 6 43 10 15
Hospitals employing Division 2 nurses 5 36 18 27
  1. * Data from original PinC review provided here for comparison