Process for the Development of a Day Hospital

High level paper to assist with the establishment of day hospitals

Day Hospitals Australia has produced a high-level paper to assist current and Preliminary members in the establishment of a day hospital facility.  Predominantly, this information will be of interest to those who may be in the pre-build or build phase of the process.

This document is complimentary to members or is available for non-members to purchase, subject to satisfying the requirements around its intention for use, in consultation with the Executive Officer & Membership Manager.

For further information, please contact the Executive Officer & Membership Manager on 08 8558 3764 or


  • At a Glance
  • Research – Commercial Feasibility
  • Patient selection and Services to be offered
  • Services to be offered
  • Appointment of a Health Facilities Architect
  • Talk to Your State or Territory Health Department
  • Initial Discussions with Major Health Insurance Funds
  • Accreditation Body
  • Organisational Structure
  • Committee Structure
  • Insurances
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Budget Process
  • Operational Costs
  • License to Occupy
  • Accreditation/NSQHS Standards
  • Hospital Provider Number
  • Data Submission Requirements
  • Health Fund Negotiations
  • Second Tier Default Benefit
  • Membership of Day Hospitals Australia Ltd
  • Membership Classes and Benefits Table

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