The delivery of care and services at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital must comply with external standards, which include routine hospital accreditation by the Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare and endorsed by Federal Government for implementation nationally.

Accreditation

St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital completes ongoing accreditation with QIP to provide assurance to consumers and health service regulatory bodies that our services are safe and of a high quality. Accreditation with QIP is a formal process where an external body conducts an onsite review of a facility to ensure that the organisation meets a set of agreed health care standards.

St Andrew’s will undergo accreditation in the beginning of 2020.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

A major component of accreditation is achieving compliance with the set of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. The standards demonstrate a nationally consistent statement of the level of healthcare consumers should be able to expect Australia-wide and are accessible via the below link: