Clinical Safety and Quality Indicators

At Calvary St Luke’s Hospital, we take quality and safety seriously. We also support a culture of openness and transparency to foster positive partnerships with our consumers. To provide transparency, we are pleased to publish hospital quality and safety data alongside the Australian Commission in Safety and Quality in Healthcare benchmarks.

We take falls prevention seriously

A fall with serious injury involves a fracture or a head injury. We will conduct a risk screen on arrival and will develop a personalised fall prevention plan to reduce the chances of any falls. Please make sure you come to our facility with properly fitted shoes with a non-slip sole.


Calvary St Luke’s Hospital has been consistently below the benchmark.


What does this mean?

A lower number means fewer falls, we aim to have the lowest number and be under the industry benchmark. The number of falls is divided by the number of people who have been sent home from our facility. Doing this allows us to compare with industry.

We take infections seriously

At St Luke’s, we take Infection prevention seriously. Infection prevention and control aims to reduce the risk of patients acquiring preventable healthcare-associated infections. Infectious agents transmitted during the provision of health care come primarily from interaction with other people – patients, clinicians and visitors. We have implemented a prevention program to ensure you stay safe.


Calvary St Luke’s Hospital has been consistently below the benchmark.


What does this mean?

A lower number means fewer infections, we aim to have the lowest number and be under the industry benchmark. The number of infections is divided by the number of people who have been sent home from our facility. Doing this allows us to compare with industry.

We take injuries seriously

On arrival at our facility, we will conduct a risk screen for pressure injuries. This will help us determine what interventions are required to keep you safe during your stay with us.


St Lukes is aware it is above industry average for pressure injuries. We actively promote best practice for skin and wound management care. Clinical staff are required to undertake contemporary education in pressure injury prevention strategies. Contributing factors contributing to injury such as friction and shear are referred to our physiotherapists who provide edcuation to staff and patients on correct techniques for mobilising. We also monitor the patients cognitive state and falls risk as these causal factors may contribute to an injury. Clinical Nurse Managers monitor occurences and provide clinical guidance and oversight.


What does this mean?

A lower number means fewer injuries, we aim to have the lowest number and be under the industry benchmark. The number of injuries is divided by the number of people who have been sent home from our facility. Doing this allows us to compare with industry.

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Calvary National Data

At Calvary, the quality and safety of your health care is our priority. Each year, Calvary publishes data that measures our quality and safety against industry and government targets.

To provide you with information about our performance, Calvary publishes data that measures the quality and safety of our 15 hospitals.

View National Clinical Safety and Quality Indicators