Yes, I agree with Neil here as well.

@ Delfin, in concert with Geoff, if you want an alternative view you are also welcome to send me (PM me) a copy of the asset list and I will have a look. An alternative view might be useful.

For those of you who had a look at the asset list I uploaded, the answer is ................ 0.6FTE.

Yep, that's correct, one person, 3 days per week.

Well ok, that's not the entire story, as well as the 3 days a week of one person, we also provide specialist support for anaesthetics machines and manifolds from our gas specialist and management support from yours truly.

Gas support probably amounts to a week or two per year (in total) and management support to perhaps one day per month (reports, meetings, answering questions etc etc etc).

Now, in fairness, this is not a "stand alone" hospital but part of group that is serviced by us. As such we can provide holiday cover etc. But, to think that a hospital the size of the one Delfin is talking about would need 4 people is, frankly, ludicrous. As I said in an earlier post, even with this level of support we run at 95% PM compliance.

Before anyone says "but you don't do XYZ" pls check my earlier post. This is a full service biomed support arrangement (within certain limits).

Honestly, 4 people?, you jest me thinks (except I know you don't). Two would be quite sufficient to cover all the work and, with a little cooperation, provide leave cover etc, etc for a hospital the size of the one being asked about by Delfin.


Thoughts and information provided on this forum are mine and mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the policy of NSW Health. They may also be complete bollocks!!