Latest News for Day Hospital Sector
Our CEO was delighted to be invited to present a paper at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the NSW Day Surgery Nurses Association on 25 August. The Presentation was titled ‘Day hospitals the future of elective treatment’. It was pleasing that this topic generated questions and positive feedback. Day Hospitals Australia congratulates the NSW DSNA and it’s team on 25 years of the Association.Posted : 31.08.18: Announcement | New partnership agreement signed with Health Legal to benefit members
Day Hospitals Australia is delighted to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Health Legal to benefit members. Health Legal uniquely focuses on the needs of the health sector and provides contract advice and templates, regulatory and medico-legal advice and legislative compliance services. More information can be seen on our Industry Members page.Posted : 13.08.18: Day Hospitals Australia National Conference 2018 | only 5 weeks to go!
Registrations are still open for our annual conference being held on 19-21 September at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park in Victoria. Click here to go to our dedicated conference website.
As well as plenary and panel sessions, 3 sets of concurrent sessions are offered for delegates to choose from during the Thursday afternoon program from inspiring speakers presenting on topic issues. An extensive Trade Exhibition is offered as well as networking opportunities and social events geared towards the day hospital and small overnight private hospital sector and for those organisations and Government departments involved in this health care sector.Posted : 24.07.18: My Health Record opt out 3-month period has commenced (16 July – 15 October 2018)
The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) issued a Media Release on Monday (16 July) ‘My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information’. As part of the expansion of My Health Record, all Australians will be able to decide if they want a My Health Record – an online summary of their key health information where they can store, access and share their important health information. By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on 16 July and ending on 15 October 2018. Click here to read the Agency’s Media Release dated 16 July 2018.Posted : 28.05.18: CONSULTATION OPEN | NSQHS STANDARDS GUIDE FOR GOVERNING BODIES
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. Early bird ends 31 July 2018.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.