Clinical Audit and Investigation Programs

Clinical audit is a method of identifying issues and improving patient outcomes through the completion of system reviews. The purpose of clinical audit is to review performance and ensure that what should be done is being done.
Clinical Audits are reviewed by the Hospital Senior Nursing Management Committee and the Medical Advisory Committee where applicable. This ensures that key stakeholders are aware of the issues identified and improvements are made.
Some of the clinical audits undertaken on a regular basis to promote patient safety and quality outcomes include:
  • Clinical Documentation Audit- this audit reviews clinical documentation in the medical record to ensure that staff are completing documentation as they should.


  • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (VTE) in Medical Patients Audit- this audit reviews the compliance of VMOs with ordering VTE prophylaxis to prevent patients having a blood clot during their hospitalisation.


  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Investigation- this type of investigation is carried out if a significant event occurs where a patient has an unexpected negative outcome.




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The hospital employs approximately 500 staff with over 270 credentialed Visiting Medical Officers providing services to 22,500 patients annually.


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St Andrew's Toowoomba Hospital is a 137-bed, acute care private hospital situated on the north-western side of Toowoomba.

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Hospital Accreditation

St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital is a teaching hospital for the University of Queensland (UQ) and is member of the Australian Private Hospital’s Association (APHA) and the Private Hospital’s Association of Queensland (PHAQ). The hospital is also accreditated with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).