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A comparison of patient and staff satisfaction with services after relocating to a new purpose-built mental health facility

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Cleary, M and Hunt, G and Walter, G, A comparison of patient and staff satisfaction with services after relocating to a new purpose-built mental health facility, Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 17, (3) pp. 212-7. ISSN 1039-8562 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

DOI: doi:10.1080/10398560802691693

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study measured patient satisfaction levels and staff views regarding their expectations and workplace and other opinions after relocation to a new purpose-built mental health facility within the grounds of a general repatriation hospital.

METHOD: Patients were interviewed face-to-face using a standardized satisfaction survey at least 2 months after the move to the new facility. In addition, surveys were sent by mail to all clinical staff rostered to work the same period that the patient interviews were conducted.

RESULTS: One hundred patients were interviewed and 123 staff returned the survey (56% response rate). Patients and staff rated the new ward environment and food services most highly and were least satisfied with patient information and medical services. Less satisfaction was expressed about resource issues such as information technology and dedicated staff facilities. Most staff (70-80%) rated services provided to patients to be the same or better than their original expectations.

CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that the hospital move did not have any measurable negative impact on overall service provision or patient satisfaction. In fact, expectations were met or improved for several clinically relevant areas after relocating the mental health facility. Another survey is planned in 12 months to assess if patient and staff ratings change.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing. satisfaction, models of care
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108398
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-02
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