Delegates will have an opportunity to tour three Victorian hospital facilities as part of the APHA 38th National Congress in March.
Continuing a long-held tradition, local private hospitals will open their doors to delegates to share information and learnings from their facilities.
Two visits will be offered, one to Epworth Geelong and another that will take in Peninsula Private Hospital and Holmesglen Private Hospital.
Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Michael Roff said the visits were popular with members.
“This is what industry membership can offer – it’s an opportunity to come together and learn from each other. The visits are always prove very popular because they give hospitals of all different sizes a chance to walk the wards, ask questions and see new developments first-hand.
“We are very grateful to those members who allow the visits in their hospitals, not only for their welcome, but also for the knowledge they and their staff are able to share with delegates,” he said.
There is also a two-hour workshop ahead of the congress opening, discussing National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards — Second Edition Implementation.
Run by APHA’s safety and quality taskforce chair Christine Gee, it will feature insights from the ACSQHC, an Accreditation Agency member, an ISO Auditor, and hospitals which have recently gone through the accreditation process.
Also on the agenda for 2019 are two new breakfast sessions, which delegates are invited to attend free of charge to learn about new developments.