Latest News for Day Hospital Sector


Posted : 08.04.21: ACSQHC Upcoming Online Events

Members are invited to the following online events hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care:

Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard
Wednesday 21 April – 1pm (AEST) – 
Click here to register

Experts in midwifery, obstetrics and physiotherapy will discuss key aspects of care for women before, during and after a third or fourth degree tear, and how to empower women with knowledge and strategies to reduce their risk of a tear.

For more information, contact the Clinical Care Standards team at or visit

Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
Wednesday 28 April – 12 noon (AEST) – 
Click here to register

The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation will highlight variation across six clinical topics including early planned births and chronic disease and infection. National healthcare leaders including Professor John Newnham AM, 2020 Senior Australian of the Year and Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at The University of Western Australia, will share important findings from the new Atlas and what they reveal about the appropriateness and equity of healthcare delivery in Australia.

Find out more about the Atlas series and Healthcare Variation on the ACSQHC website or email

Posted : 31.03.21: Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill

Last week the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill (the Bill) as amended by the Senate was passed by the House of Representatives. The Bill makes key changes to the Fair Work Act 2019 in relation to casual employment, part time flexibility and enterprise agreements. More information and a full copy of the changes can be found here.

Posted : 31.03.21: International Association for Ambulatory Surgery Online Congress

The International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) has granted Day Hospitals Australia another member on their general assembly and our CEO Jane Griffiths will now join Dr John Napoli as our representatives.

Dr John Napoli and Karen McMillan, Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association will be presenting at the upcoming IAAS Online Congress on 10 April, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on ambulatory surgery development and future recovery strategies in Australia.

Information about the IAAS Online Congress including the program and registration details can be found here:

Posted : 25.03.21: ACHS – 2021 Quality Improvement Awards now open

The 2021 Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Quality Improvement Awards recognise safety and quality in Australian and international healthcare in three areas of quality – Clinical Excellence & Patient Safety, Non-clinical Service Delivery and Healthcare Measurement.

Submissions are now open to all ACHS and ACHS International member healthcare organisations including Clinical Indicator Program members and all ACHS accreditation members. For more information visit the ACHS QI Awards page here or email

Posted : 18.03.21: Department of Health – National Preventive Health Strategy 

The Draft National Preventive Health strategy consultation is open on the Department’s Consultation Hub here. The draft Strategy will be available online for comment for a six-week period and will close on 19 April 2021.  Click here to view a copy of the Regulatory Amendments Calendar.

Posted : 08.03.21: ASCQHC – cultural safety training survey

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has defined six actions that specifically meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. One of the six actions, Action 1.21 states: ‘The health service organisation has strategies to improve the cultural awareness and cultural competency of the workforce to meet the needs of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients’.

To support Action 1.21 and to strengthen the delivery of cultural safety training by health service organisations, the ACSQHC is keen to understand the type and extent of cultural safety training being undertaken by health service organisations. Your participation in this survey will assist the ACSQHC develop resources to support your work better.

The survey will be open until Friday 23 April 2021 and it should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. You can access the survey here.

If you have any queries please email the Commission’s Safety and Quality Advice Centre on

Posted : 28.02.21: COVID-19 Information for Health Professionals

The Information for COVID-19 vaccination providers page is now available on the Department’s website.  This page includes:

The Department also has a number of resources on the website including videos, posters, social media.

Posted : 26.02.21: Department of Health | COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout update

Day Hospitals Australia attended a briefing by the Department of Health to private hospitals on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout on 22 February. A copy of their presentation slides outlining the COVID-19 Vaccine National Roll-out Strategy and phases of the vaccine provision can be downloaded here.

Most Day Hospitals will fit into Category 1B and those vaccinations are anticipated to commence late in March. Hope Peisley (Assistant Secretary, Vaccine Policy Branch, COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce Division at the Department) has advised she will present to our sector on Phase 1B when more information becomes available.

Posted : 18.02.21: Submission: Department of Health – options for reforms and improvements to the Prostheses List

Day Hospitals Australia provided a submission on the Department of Health Consultation Paper: Options for reforms and improvements to the Prostheses List. A copy of the Department’s Consultation Paper can be seen here.

Considerable pre-work was undertaken by Day Hospitals Australia to ensure our concerns and those of members were addressed in our submission as the reforms suggested would impact our sector considerably.  Discussions with other organisations, such as the AMA and MTAA, were also undertaken. A copy of our submission can be seen here.

Posted : 05.02.21: Online Standards Subscription Service

The Online Standards Subscription Service is now available for members of Day Hospitals Australia.  Under the subscription, Day Hospitals Australia members have discounted access to 48 key Standards along with the following benefits:

  • 24/7 access to the latest versions of 48 key Standards
  • Notification/alerts when updated versions become available
  • Full rights to download and print all Standards/documents
  • Easy access to the i2i platform from multiple devices ie desktop, laptop, mobile phone etc
  • Various training options to fully utilise the i2i platform
  • Account support via SAI Global

A popular feature of the subscription is having the ability to Link your own online internal policies and procedures to the Standards.

Day Hospitals Australia members save over $4000 off the usual price to purchase the included Standards.

For any further queries, please contact Julie van Lierop – Membership Manager on 08 8272 5304 or