Latest News for Day Hospital Sector


Posted : 03.06.21: New Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard

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Posted : 27.05.21: Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard

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Posted : 27.05.21: TGA Guidance on medical/surgical face masks and respirator standards

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Posted : 25.05.21: Summary of Activity January to May

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Posted : 25.05.21: Day Hospitals Australia 2021 National Conference Registrations now open

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Posted : 30.04.21: Federal Health Budget 2021/22

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Posted : 30.04.21: ACSQHC Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard

This week ACSQHC launched a new national standard of care for serious tears of the perineum, which are experienced by some women during childbirth. The Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, in consultation with consumers and health professionals working in maternity care. A copy of the new standard can be downloaded here and resources including fact sheets and videos for consumers and clinicians can be found here. For more information visit the Commission’s website or email


The Australian Government has announced that Universal Telehealth has been extended until the end of the year. This includes services for general practitioners, medical practitioners, specialists, consultant physicians, nurse practitioners, participating midwives, allied health providers and dental practitioners.

The extension will ensure that Australians can continue to see their GP’s and specialists, renew scripts and seek mental health support from the safety of their own home and allows vulnerable Australians to feel protected and supported during these unprecedented times.

The Government continues to work with peak bodies to co-design permanent post pandemic Telehealth as part of broader primary care reforms to modernise Medicare and provide flexibility of access to primary and allied healthcare services.

Click here for more information and here for a copy of the COVID-19 Telehealth items guide.

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: