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St Andrew's Hospital

St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital was established in 1966 as a 42-bed hospital with 2 operating theatres. Since 1966, the hospital has developed into a 137- bed facility with 6 operating theatres providing a wide range of acute medical and surgical services. With more than 500 staff and 300 accredited Visiting Medical Practitioners, the hospital provides services to over 20,000 inpatients and 5,000 outpatients each year. During 2011 Qld Health approved the extension of the existing Cancer Care Centre after the hospital was awarded $6.7m from the Commonwealth Government during April 2010 to expand cancer services. In 2012 two ENT Surgeons commenced private practice on-site along with the Neurosensory Unit. The hospital applied for 4 paediatric licensed beds and was successful. As part of the cancer service expansions the John Stedman Unit (oncology services) expanded form 15 chairs to 25 chairs. 2013 has seen Radiation Oncology Queensland expand from two linear accelerators to three along with the John Stedman Medical Oncology Unit expanding from 15 chairs to 25 chairs thanks to assistance from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The hospital will also redevelop the Mental Health ward of the hospital which is expected to open late 2013. 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).