Bi-Annual PHC Essential Checks Audit

Client Centred Care

Is there a mechanism for client feedback in the health centres?

Please specify which method of client feedback is available.

The charter of rights is available in client accessable areas.

Posters visible to clients are relevant and the current version.

Posters visible to clients are laminated.

Any issues regarding this section, please document here.


There is an uninterrupted power supply to the health centre.

How many power outages has there been this month?

Please comment exact number of outages.

All electrical equipment has had it's annual testing and tagging performed.

There are body / cardiac protected power outlets within the health centre.

There is an annual maintenance check of the outlets performed.

When is it due?

All electrical leads and outlets are in good working order.

There is a current plan in place to cover all possible emergencies.

It is centrally located and available to all staff.

Is there disability access into, and within the centre?

The disability access points comply with Australian standards.

OBSERVATION: All exit points to the health centre are easily accessable.

Infection Prevention

All relevant linen is changed between clients.

Sharps containers are attached to solid surfaces as per DOH sharps policy.

Relevant PPE is available in all clinical areas. (Gloves, Aprons, etc..)

Sharps containers are available at point of care as per DOH sharps policy.

Sharps containers are stored and disposed of appropriately.

Hand hygiene products are available at all points of care as per DOH hand hygiene policy.

Hand hygiene products are secured to solid surfaces (Brackets, etc..)

All staff are up to date with hand hygiene training requirements.

Is there a cleaning manual and schedule available in the health centre?

Is the cleaning schedule followed?

Is there evidence that cleaning is completed in accordance with schedule?

Any issues identified regarding health centre cleaning, please document here.


All clinical equipment is up to date with annual preventative maintenance program.

All relevant staff in the health centre have completed competency training in the use of the stryker stretcher.

The Examination couches are in good working order.

Please select the issue(s)

The emergency trolleys are in good working order.

The health centre vehicles interiors are free of visible dirt.

OBSERVATION: At this time the ambulance interior is clean and fully stocked.

Any issues identified regarding health centre vehicles, please document here.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.