Mission and Objectives


Our vision is the advancement of the Day Hospital sector, as an essential element in the delivery of safe, high quality, cost efficient, patient centred care in contributing to the sustainability of the Australian healthcare system.


As the peak industry body Day Hospitals Australia will:

  1. Lead advocacy for day hospitals in Australia at all levels of Government and with all key stakeholders
  2. Represent and support our non-facility members (Industry and Individual) in areas specific to their needs to assist in their growth and development within the day hospital sector
  3. Be an irreplaceable resource for all facility members, supporting them to:
  • efficiently and effectively operate their day hospitals
  • deliver outstanding patient-centred care
  • navigate the legal and regulatory environment
  • develop and promote new models of care appropriate to the day hospital setting
  • recruit, educate and retain staff with competencies that ensure the delivery of quality care
  • adapt to challenging and unforeseen circumstances
  • connect and network on a regional and national level

Core Strategies / Objectives

  1. Deliver irreplaceable value to our members
  2. Build strategic stakeholder relationships to advance our purpose
  3. Develop the most insightful targeted dataset on day hospitals which both adds value to our members, and advocates for day hospital growth in Australia
  4. Review of current accreditation practices and advocate for change that better reflects the quality and specialised nature of day hospitals
  5. Grow revenue and Day Hospitals Australia’s financial stability and sustainability
  6. Ensure Day Hospitals Australia’s continued success by investing in systems and organisational capacity for business continuity

Members can download a copy of the Strategic Plan on our Governance & AGM page.

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