Latest News for Day Hospital Sector


Posted : 16.10.17: Press release from Minister for Health – Major Reforms to make Private Health Insurance Simpler and more affordable

The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced a series of reforms to private health insurance on 13 October to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians.  Of particular note is the announcement regarding the Administrative Reforms to Second Tier Default Benefit Arrangements which will benefit Day Hospitals.

More information can be seen on the Department of Health website which contains a detailed Private Health Insurance Factsheet (see page 17 for the information relating to Second Tier reforms) as well as a Private Health Insurance Reform Timeline.

Posted : 12.06.17: ‘Development of a Day Hospital’

Did you know?  Day Hospitals Australia has a paper available on the ‘Development of a Day Hospital‘?  This document steps you through the various stages required when considering setting up a new facility.  This is complimentary for members and $115 incl GST for non-members.  Please contact or T: 1800 752 822.

Posted : 21.02.17: ACSQHS releases National Guidelines for on-screen presentation of Discharge Summaries

The ACSQHC released on 13 February 2017 national guidelines to improve and standardise the on-screen presentation of discharge summaries.  The guidelines specify presentation of essential information about the patient’s hospital stay, and necessary next steps, are provided in a clear and unambiguous manner.  This helps healthcare providers identify risk areas for the patient, conduct necessary follow-up, and identify important topics to discuss with the patient.  A copy of the guidelines can be found on the ACSQHC website.