Latest News for Day Hospital Sector


Posted : 14.02.20: Board Chairperson appointed for a second term

The Board of Directors of Day Hospitals Australia is pleased to advise that Mr Philip Truskett AM has been appointed as Board Chairperson and Independent Director for a second term, commencing on 4 March 2020


We are delighted that Philip has agreed to serve for another year following a very busy and productive initial term.


Posted : 24.01.20: 2019 | A Year in Review

Day Hospitals Australia is proud to share a summary of key actions, achievements and outcomes on behalf of members to ensure their sustainability and success within the day hospital sector.  Click here to view.

Posted : 12.12.19: ACSQHC AS 4187:2014 revised Advisory – 12 December

This Advisory replaces the previous version of AS18/07.  It provides detailed guidance on requirements to meet the NSQHS Standard Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard, Action 3.14.  Please note this has been confirmed as the final version of the Advisory, and is not another Draft.

It specifies requirements in relation to implementing AS/NZS 4187:2014 and provides specific guidance on:

  • Segregation of clean and dirty activities
  • Design of storage areas for sterile stock
  • Replacement of AS/NZS 4187:2014 non-compliant cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising equipment
  • Monitoring requirements for water quality.

Assessment to this Advisory commences with its release.  Click here to view a copy of the 12 December 2019 Advisory.

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.