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Day Hospitals Australia Chapter Meeting Survey

As members are aware, Day Hospitals Australia currently holds Chapter meetings for each State and or Territory as an opportunity for members to discuss current issues, local activities, challenges and concerns in the sector. To ensure these meetings continue to be beneficial, members are asked to complete the short survey… Read More

Reminder to register for the Day Hospitals Australia AGM on 11 October

Our upcoming Annual General Meeting (via Zoom) is scheduled for Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 1pm WA / 3pm QLD / 3.30pm SA / 4pm NSW, VIC & ACT. The Agenda and attachments can be accessed on the Day Hospitals Australia website. All attendees must register in advance for this meeting by clicking… Read More

PHIO Quarterly Update April – June 2022

The latest issue of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman quarterly bulletin discusses complaint statistics for the June 2022 quarter and the 2021-22 financial year, Peoplecare/Allianz overseas student health cover refund complaints, and hospital and health insurer negotiations. Download the Update (PDF) Read previous issues Read More

National Hand Hygiene Initiative – Audit 2 2022 Results

Hand hygiene is an essential element of infection prevention and control practice. Hand hygiene compliance is assessed against a national benchmark set by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council; the current national benchmark is 80%. There are three national hand hygiene audits conducted each year. The aggregated results for National Hand… Read More

Webinar – Implementing My Health Record in a Private / Day Hospital

The Australian Digital Health Agency is providing a free webinar to assist Private and Day Surgery Hospitals with My Health Record implementation. Hospitals working to meet the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (Actions 1.17 and 1.18) may be in the process of implementing systems… Read More

Atlas Reports on Opioids and Antipsychotics

The Atlas Time Series Reports from 2016–17 to 2020–21 released on Wednesday 21 September show trend data on opioid medicines dispensing, all ages, and antipsychotic medicines dispensing, 65 years and over, across Australia at national, state and territory, Primary Health Network (PHN) and local levels. The latest reports show that dispensing rates… Read More

Review of the Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standards

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has commenced review of two clinical care standards. To support the review, the Commission is seeking feedback on the currency of the Standards, and information regarding the implementation of these Standards. Please provide your feedback through the below surveys: Osteoarthritis… Read More

Saturday 17 September is World Patient Safety Day

Saturday 17 September is World Patient Safety Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). This day calls for global solidarity in the improvement of patient safety. This year’s theme is Medication Safety, with the slogan 'Medication Without Harm', emphasising the need to adopt a systems approach and promote safe… Read More

Day Hospitals Australia AGM – 11 October

Our upcoming Annual General Meeting (via Zoom) is scheduled for Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 1pm WA / 3pm QLD / 3.30pm SA / 4pm NSW, VIC & ACT. The Agenda and attachments can be accessed via the following link to the Day Hospitals Australia website. Read More

IHACPA consultation on bundling arrangements for general use items

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) has released its Consultation Paper on Bundling Arrangements for General Use Items on the Prostheses List. The purpose of IHACPA’s advice is to support the private health sector in establishing alternative arrangements for the payment of benefits for these items once they… Read More