Latest News for Day Hospital Sector


Posted : 14.01.21: 2020 – Year in Review

Day Hospitals Australia is proud to share the following snapshot of activities conducted on behalf of members and the day hospital sector in 2020 – click here to view.

Posted : 27.11.20: New release from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. MHSA is updated progressively throughout each year as data becomes available.

Posted : 01.10.20: Media Release: Private Health Insurers Premium Increases 1 October 2020

Click here to read a media release about Private Health Insurers Premium Increases from 1 October 2020

Posted : 17.08.20: Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standards Webinar

Click here to view the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standards webinar presented by GENCA on 11 August.

Posted : 24.05.20: Media Release: Minister for Health – Australian first as WA breast screening results uploaded to My Health Record

Click here to view a media release from the Minister for Health about BreastScreen WA becoming the first breast screening service in Australia to connect to My Health Record

Posted : 22.05.20: Cancellation of the 2020 Day Hospitals Australia Conference

We regret to advise that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Day Hospitals Australia National Conference, which was scheduled to take place later this year at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.

Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, exhibitors, speakers and their families is paramount and it was felt that travel restrictions, limits on gatherings and social distancing requirements, and the financial impact of the pandemic on the day hospital sector would make it difficult to proceed with the Conference.

Planning will begin later this year for the Day Hospitals Australia National Conference 2021, which will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane from Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 September.

For further information or questions about the Conference, please email our Events Manager, Aasta Thomson

Posted : 22.05.20: First 6 months of 2020

Day Hospitals Australia is pleased to provide a snapshot of the support provided to members and the day hospital sector during the first six-months of 2020. Our activity over recent months has focussed significantly around COVID-19 however, there has been other work that has continued during this time, which is equally as important to the sector, particularly once facilities return to ‘normal business’ over the coming months.  Click here to view this document in full. 

Posted : 12.05.20: Happy International Nurses Day

Today is International Nurses Day and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all nurses around the country and recognise the important role they play in the Australian day hospital sector and healthcare system.

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. In 2020, International Nurses Day is unique – it also marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and falls in the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

The Day Hospital sector could not function without the hard work, compassion, skill and dedication of the nurses in our community and on behalf of Day Hospitals Australia, we say thank you!

Posted : 29.04.20: 2019 | A Year in Review

Day Hospitals Australia is proud to share a summary of our work on behalf of members and the day hospital sector in general in 2019 by providing this snapshot of activities and information – click here to view.

Posted : 20.09.19: 2019 Conference Wrap-up

Thank you to the 306 delegates, sponsors, trade exhibitors, invited guests and speakers who attended the 2019 Day Hospitals Australia National Conference (11 – 13 September) at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  It was a fantastic learning and networking opportunity and we thank everyone involved in making this a conference to remember.

Delegates were able to gain insight from our international guests Bill Prentice, Dr Ian Jackson and Dr Michael Kent, who shared their knowledge of same day surgery in the UK and USA.  Keynote speakers Robyn Moore and Derrick McManus provided insights into human performance, management and resilience and Panel Discussions were held to explore moving more advanced procedures into the day hospital sector and how we can contribute to the sustainability of the private health sector.

We acknowledge and appreciate all those Sponsors and Trade who enthusiastically supported and attended this year’s conference, and our sector – our sincere thanks go to Gold Sponsor – Mediprotect; Silver Plus Sponsor – CK Surgitech;  Coffee Cart Sponsor – MAIA Financial;  Evening Reception Sponsor – Premis Solutions;  Event App Sponsor – Air Liquide Healthcare;  Silver Sponsors – Stryker and Resolutions;  Corporate Sponsors – Dox Medical Records and Direct CONTROL;  Catering Sponsor – Levitch Design Australia;  Delegate Breakfast Sponsor – Sterequip,  International Speaker Sponsor – BUPA Media Sponsor – The Australian Hospital & Healthcare Bulletin;  and to NIB for their support of the conference.