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Short Stay Hospitals Forum

Bringing together the growing group of stakeholders investing in short stay hospitals and short stay models of care

30 July 2024 | Rendezvous Melbourne

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Short stay is an exciting growth space in Australia and this forum provides a platform for networking, discussion and for spotlighting innovation. It is about exploring the emerging trends and opportunities in short stay hospitals, effective short-stay care pathways and examining current and future models. The agenda will feature a variety of stakeholder perspectives from surgeons, to private health insurers, investors, private operators and innovators.

The event will bring together specialists and clinicians, private health insurers, private healthcare operators, healthcare property funds, healthcare real estate leaders, specialist healthcare providers, government, construction groups, innovative tech providers enabling short stay and everyone in between.

Past Speakers

Dr Scott Tulloch

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Victorian Orthopaedic Group

Andrew Hemming

Managing Director, Centuria Healthcare

Joanna Green

Principal, HIVE Legal

Andrew Petering

CEO, Nexus Hospitals

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick

Executive Medical Director, Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture

Dr Andrew Wilson

Group Executive - CEO Amplar Health, Medibank

Ian Maytom

Head of Provider Relations, nib

Dr Luke Cain

Consultant Anaesthetist, Busselton Health Campus

Ilana Ackerman

Professor (Research) and Deputy Director of the Musculoskeletal Health and Wiser Health Care Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Prof Tarun Bastiampillai

Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Monash University, Consultant Psychiatrist, Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, South Australia

Mr Ikram Nizam

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hip & Knee Specialist, Ozorthopaedics

Siddharth Rele

BBiomedSc MD-PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital

Professor Guy Ludbrook

Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Adelaide, Director of PARC Clinical Research and Medical Lead, Advanced Recovery Room Care, Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Rav Carothers

Head of Health Fund Relations, Healthe Care Australia

2023 Agenda

All agenda timings are in AEST

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Joanna Green, Principal, HIVE Legal

9:10 am

OPENING ADDRESS | A surgeon’s perspective on short stay

Dr Scott Tulloch, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Victorian Orthopaedic Group

9:35 am

Innovation in healthcare delivery models

Dr Andrew Wilson, Group Executive - CEO Amplar Health, Medibank

10:00 am

  • Why have other developed countries embraced this model?
  • How can this help the Australian healthcare system?
  • What has stopped this happening in Australia?
  • How can Australia recapture its position as a thought leader in this area of healthcare?

10:25 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

Investing in short stay hospitals

Andrew Hemming, Managing Director, Centuria Healthcare

11:35 am

  • This session will present an overview of findings from a recent research program into short-stay joint replacement programs, funded by an HCF Research Foundation Innovation Grant
  • National stakeholder survey results: Current practices, acceptability and perceived barriers and enablers to implementation from health professional, hospital administrator, patient, and carer perspectives
  • Budget impact analysis: Cost and resource impacts of implementing a short-stay model of care for joint replacement surgery at a national level

12:00 pm

  • What do consumers value about shorter stay models and how can it benefit them?
  • How do clinicians feel about shorter stay models and what are the clinical benefits?
  • What is the perspective of hospital operators?
  • Why do private health insurers care about short stay?
  • How can increased engagement and collaboration create opportunities?
  • What are the technologies enabling this shift?
  • What role does each stakeholder have to play in making it work?

12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

1:50 pm

Fact or Fiction - Rapid Recovery Joint replacements - My experience in over 2500 joint replacements

Mr Ikram Nizam, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hip & Knee Specialist, Ozorthopaedics

2:40 pm

  • How can we reduce length of stay?
  • What are patients’ and surgeons’ perspectives?
  • What are the outcomes?

3:05 pm

Networking Break

3:35 pm

Case Study | A work in Progress - our 5 year journey to day case arthroplasty

Dr Luke Cain, Consultant Anaesthetist, Busselton Health Campus

4:45 pm

Closing remarks from Chair

4:50 pm

Networking Drinks

5:45 pm

End of forum

Past Exhibitors

What to expect

1 Day of networking with a highly targeted group of stakeholders
Meet and network with every stakeholder in the room. Have a productive conversation with senior leaders and cultivate meaningful connections via the dedicated networking breaks.

Executive Insights & Market Experts
This is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders on what they are doing, how they are doing it and why. Ask questions which inform your own decision making, grasp what other stakeholders are thinking and take actionable learnings back to your organisation.

Post event audience insight reports
Want to know more about your fellow delegates? Where are they from? What are their top challenges? What are their most common questions? Find out with our post-event Audience Insights Reports which comes free as part of your delegate ticket.

On-Demand recordings & BONUS video content
Need to re-watch a presentation from the event? Interested in seeing more our specialised healthcare content?

ConnectMe App

  • Searchable attendee list
  • Access the agenda
  • Pre-book meetings
  • Live chat with attendees
  • Engage in Q&A


Networking Drinks
Sometimes the best conversations aren’t the ones about business in a boardroom… they’re the chats over a glass of wine about your mutual appreciation of Succession.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved in the 2nd Annual Short Stay Hospitals Forum!

New for 2024 is the colocated Mental Health Models & Facilities Forum, which provides more access to an exciting program and overlapping audience!

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, lunch and refreshments breaks making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry experience.

Sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organization to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what we have available please contact;

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
P: 02 9080 4318


Healthcare CEO dispels the myths surrounding ERAS
ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) was first introduced as a model of care in the late 1990s, and is increasingly earning the support of clinicians in a range of surgical treatment modalities.

Overcoming barriers to short stay joint replacement programs
EShort stay joint replacement programs are increasingly being talked about in healthcare, as forecasts for the surgery blow out to unsustainable levels.

ConnectMe + Streamly

ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.


Streamly • On-Demand video vault

Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related healthcare events*. Login information will be sent post event. For more information visit our Streamly page.

* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.

when & where

30 Jul 2024

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000


Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
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+61 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Danielle Newman
+61 2 9080 4318

Speaking Enquiries
Frankie Brewer
+61 439 780 927

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Libbie Sinclair

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