Latest News for Day Hospital Sector
The ACSQHC advised on 21 May that Consultation is now open for the NSQHS Standards Guide for Governing Bodies. The deadline for feedback is 22 June 2018.
The ACSQHC is seeking feedback on the draft resources to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition). The resources aim to assist health service organisations to implement and prepare for assessment to the NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.).
Click here to view or download the guide, consultation questions and instructions for submitting a response online or by email, mail or fax.
Your feedback will help ensure that this resource is useful, easy to understand, and applicable to you and your organisation.
The NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.) and implementation resources are available on the ACSQHC website.
Questions? The ACSQHC can be contacted about the public consultation on these resources by T: 1800 304 056, or at mailto:NSQHSstandards@safetyandquality.gov.au.Posted : 21.05.18: CONFERENCE FACEBOOK LAUNCHED
Posted : 21.05.18: MY HEALTH RECORD OPT OUT DATE ANNOUNCED BY AUSTRALIAN DIGITAL HEALTH AGENCY
The Australian Digital Health Agency has provided a Media Release dated 14 May 2018 announcing the three month My Health Record opt out date that will precede the national expansion. Every Australian will be offered a record, unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period that will run from 16 July to 15 October 2018. Click here to view the full media release.Posted : 04.05.18: UPDATED RESOURCES FOR THE NSQHS STANDARDS (SECOND EDITION)
The ACSQHC advised on 30 April that further implementation resources to support the National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) (second edition) are now available on the ACSQHC website
For more information and the relevant links please click here to view the full advice from the ACSQHC.Posted : 27.04.18: DAY HOSPITALS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018
The Conference Program was released on 2 May 2018, and delegate registrations are now open!
Click here to go to our dedicated conference website for more information and to register.Posted : 21.03.18: CHANGES TO BUPA’s MEDICAL GAP COVER – IMPACT ON THE PRIVATE DAY HOSPITAL SECTOR
Bupa’s decision to cease no-gap medical cover for their members seeking treatment in non-contracted hospitals raises many concerns for consumers and private day and overnight hospitals.
Consumers electing to use their private Bupa insurance after entering a public hospital for emergency treatment will no longer be covered under the no-gap medical cover that they may have on their Bupa policy.
It is relevant to note that 37% of day hospitals (i.e., over 126), and 8% of private overnight hospitals do not have agreements with BUPA (information obtained from Bupa’s website).
There are concerns regarding Bupa’s future strategy for private health care in Australia. These concerns were reflected in Day Hospitals Australia’s submission to the 2017 Senate enquiry where it was advised that “some of the major health funds are advising their members to go to another hospital rather than attend where their doctor has organised their admission, advising the member that the particular hospital does not have a contract and therefore they will not be covered for their scheduled treatment at that hospital”.
Day Hospitals Australia applauds the actions of the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, in referring the recent actions of Bupa to the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman.
We are monitoring and seeking advice on this issue.Posted : 09.03.18: MEDIA RELEASE: Minister’s investigation into insurer’s medical gap scheme changes welcomed by Day Hospitals Australia
Click here to read the Media Release, dated 7 March 2018.Posted : 23.02.18: New code of conduct for Nurses and Midwives take effect from 1 March 2018
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has published the new Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives (the codes). The codes will take effect for all nurses and midwives in Australia on 1 March 2018. The codes set out the legal requirements, professional behaviour and conduct expectations for all nurses and midwives in all practice settings.
Further information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.Posted : 12.02.18: 882 6PR Radio interviews Day Hospitals Australia CEO
Jane Griffiths, CEO of Day Hospitals Australia, was interviewed on 6PR on 12 February on Day Hospitals and the future of elective surgery.
Click here to listen to the podcast.Posted : 05.02.18: MEDIA RELEASE: Patients and hospitals to suffer from Labor’s health insurance cap plan
The Opposition’s plan to cap private health insurance rises at 2 per cent for two years has been labelled an unnecessary, premature and unrealistic move by the day hospital industry’s peak body.
Click here to read the full Media Release.