Starting a successful specialist medical practice offers many advantages such as autonomy, the ability to aspire to work/life balance along with the opportunity to choose the range of services you would like to offer.

The decision to commence private practice can be exciting but can also be overwhelming, as it brings with it many new and unfamiliar responsibilities.

At St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital we are part of your team from the beginning.  To make this move easier for you, St Andrew’s has developed tools and resources to help you transition into private practice as easily and seamlessly as possible.

What St Andrew’s Hospital Can Offer Specialist Physicians and Surgeons:

  • Modern, well appointed and easily accessible onsite consulting suites;
  • Onsite administrative private practice setup service;
  • Professional marketing support to establish a thriving private practice;
  • Well established, supportive onsite medical community including a wide range of diagnostic service providers;
  • Ample parking facilities for patients and a dedicated car space for the medical practitioner.

Current Opportunities

General Medicine Physicians

St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital and Queensland Specialist Physicians have private practice opportunities available for General Medicine Physicians looking to join a dedicated and supportive team with work-life balance and significant career-growth opportunity.

St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital is a 155-bed leading acute healthcare provider located in the heart of the Darling Downs. Established in 1966, the Hospital has a proud history of leading innovation in regional health services, including being the first regional hospital in Australia to undertake robotic assisted surgery.

Queensland Specialist Physicians is an established and successful private practice based onsite at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital, providing acute inpatient and outpatient care. QSP works with St Andrew’s and the wider onsite specialist teams to provide the very highest standards of clinical assessment, investigation and management.

Highly skilled and motivated General Physicians seeking a tree-change combining stimulating work with lifestyle flexibility are encouraged to contact Dr Luke Gaffney (MBBS FRACP Dip Pall Med (Clinical)) or St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital’s Executive Office to discuss these opportunities further.


Dr Luke Gaffney
Queensland Specialist Physicians
(07) 4646 3237 |

Executive Office
St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital
(07) 4646 3101

Orthopaedic Surgeons

St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital (SATH) welcomes experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons to join our onsite team of Visiting Medical Officers.

St Andrew’s has seven dedicated operating theatres within its Perioperative Complex, supported by dedicated and highly qualified nursing professionals.

In September 2023, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital became the first regional hospital in Australia to invest in Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS® robotic spinal navigation system.

St Andrew’s based Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Leo Zeller and Dr Joshua Piercey currently offer access to ExcelsiusGPS® robotic services at SATH, with opportunities available for additional Orthopaedic Surgeons to extend this service offering.

Please contact St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital’s Executive Office to learn more about these opportunities and how SATH can support you in private practice.

P: (07) 4646 3101