Hospital and health services’ (HHSs’) boards oversee the quality and safety of hospital and health services. There are 16 HHS boards in Queensland.

Mackay Hospital and Health Board was stood down in September 2022 following an investigation that found multiple examples of substandard clinical care and poor management of safety and quality. The Queensland Government is now implementing recommendations as a matter of urgency to strengthen safety and quality processes.

Audit Objective

This audit will examine whether HHS boards are effectively managing the quality and safety of patient care and identifying and responding to key risks.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Health
  • Selected hospital and health services.
Area of focus
Healthy and safe Queenslanders
Parliamentary Committee
Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee
Anticipated tabling: to be advised