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Posted : 22.01.19: Day Hospitals Australia | 2018 : A Year in Review

We are proud to look back and share this snapshot of the achievements made by Day Hospitals Australia and in the Day Hospital sector in 2018.  Please click here to view.

Posted : 22.01.19: Day Hospitals Australia announces newly appointed Chairperson to join in March

The Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chairperson, Mr Philip Truskett, who will commence on 4 March 2019.  Mr Philip Truskett AM is a General Surgeon.  He is the immediate Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and General Surgeons Australia, Current Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges and is the RACS representative on the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee (PHMAC).

Our current Chairperson, Professor Gab Kovacs AM, concludes his 2-year tenure with us on 28 February 2019 and we are appreciative of his valued contribution and guidance of the Board of Directors during this time.

Posted : 13.12.18: Next International Congress on Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS), 27-29 May 2019, Portugal
The next International Congress on Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) is being held on 27 to 29 May next year in Porto in Portugal.  The preliminary Scientific Programme is available on the 2019 Congress website.  Day Hospitals Australia is the joint Australian representative, with the Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association (ADSNA), on the IAAS General Assembly.
Posted : 13.12.18: Australian Parliament passes Legislation to strengthen My Health Record privacy

Following the announcement on 26 November that the Australian Parliament had passed the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 (click here to view), the Australian Digital Health Agenda has revised the summary of changes on their website.

Posted : 23.11.18: 44.9% of the Australian population now have Private Health Insurance Hospital Treatment cover

The latest quarterly APRA report shows 44.9% of the Australian population (or 11,254,007 people) now have private health insurance Hospital Treatment cover, down 0.2% (or 5,256 insured persons) from the previous June 2018 quarter.  A full copy of the report can be seen on the APRA website.

Posted : 19.10.18: Tax cuts for small business | good news for Day Hospitals

The Prime Minister has announced tax cuts for ­small and medium-sized ­businesses which will commence in 2021-22.  This will result in a reduced tax rate to 25% five years earlier than originally planned.  This Legislation will be tabled in Parliament, expected to be this week, with the majority of Senate expected to support the Legislation.

Posted : 01.10.18: 2018 Conference has now concluded | 19-21 September in Victoria

We were delighted to welcome almost 300 delegates to the 2018 Day Hospitals Australia National Conference held last week (19 – 21 September), held at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park in Melbourne.

We wish to again thank our Sponsors and Trade Exhibitors for their strong support and participation in our conference, which were also integral to the success of this year’s conference.

The conference theme, Rapid changes in healthcare, is your hospital keeping up’ addressed the many challenges impacting the day hospital sector.  Delegates heard from three interesting and inspiring keynote speakers – Michael Bunting, Matt Schlapfer and Rob Edwards and 20 speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who shared their experiences, research and knowledge with delegates.  Some of the highlights included presentations from Sarah Butler who spoke about the Future of Health, and a practical and hands on presentation about recent changes to the AS4187 Standard by James Kyriakou.  We also welcomed Dwayne Crombie who presented information about Bupa and their current strategy in the Australian market.

Overall, the 2018 Day Hospitals Australia National Conference was another success and we thank everyone who attended and who were involved in making this a conference to remember.   

We hope to see many of you back when we hold our next Day Hospitals Australia National Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 11 – 13 September 2019!

Posted : 31.08.18: NSW Day Surgery Nurses Association – Celebrating 25 years

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.


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