Mission and Objectives


Day Hospitals Australia is acknowledged as the Peak Industry Body representing the sector and will continue to provide advocacy and support to the day hospital sector to ensure relevancy and sustainability.  Day Hospitals Australia will position the day hospital sector as “First Choice” through ongoing support, promoting best practice, developing relevant partnerships and increasing professionalism of the sector.


Day Hospitals Australia supports and represents stand alone day hospitals (and small overnight private hospitals under 100 licensed beds) within the Australian health care environment by supporting their business and their employees, facilitating communication between members and actively representing (i.e. on National and State committees) and lobbying on behalf of members. Individual memberships, Industry memberships and International Associate memberships also benefit the Association.

Guiding Principles
  • Professionalism
  • Proactive approach to issues
  • Collaborative approach to raise awareness
  • Seek feedback from membership
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Maintain membership focus
  • Keep abreast of current issues and information
Key areas
  • Membership retention and value
  • Sustainable profile
  • Strengthen partnerships
  • Industry representation
  • Service Value
  • Governance
  • Build on Success

Members – a copy of the Strategic Plan can be found on our Governance & AGM page.