Why choose a day hospital?

A day hospital is a medical facility, not attached to an inpatient hospital. Patients are admitted and discharged on the same day to undergo their surgical, diagnostic or medical procedure. Some day hospitals have an extended license for 23 hours. This provides patients with extended recovery time for more complex procedures. Free standing day hospitals are purpose designed and built to accommodate the specific medical specialties offered to their patients.

Did you know?

  • There are more than 357 private standalone day hospitals in Australia making a significant contribution to the Australian healthcare system
  • Day hospitals are required to be licensed by the state / territory jurisdiction where they are located and must meet the same accreditation requirements as overnight hospitals
  • The day hospital sector offers cost-effective, high-quality care with expert staff in a specialised setting

Click here to learn more about day hospitals and the high-quality care and savings they provide.

To find a day hospital near you, and view a list of members of Day Hospitals Australia click here.