DSNA SA History

“From quiet homes and small beginnings
Out to the undiscovered end
There’s nothing worth the where of winning
Except laughter and the love of friends.”
Hilaire Belloc

The South Australian branch of the Day Surgery Nurses Association had its inception in May of 1993 and was formed in response to the need to share ideas and develop a network of communication and support for nurses working in the Day Surgery Units.

Today we are part of a National Association, with a steadily growing membership and an enthusiastic committee striving to meet the needs of Day Surgery throughout South Australia.

Australian Day Surgery Power Point: An Historical Look, 2008 Presented by Wendy Adams



In August 1995, at the invitation of Victoria, representatives from Day Surgery Special Interest Groups and Associations in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia met to discuss the possibility of forming a national day surgery nurses association.
The outcome of this meeting was a unanimous decision that this project should go ahead and to this end a planning committee was formed. The planning committee met again in November, February and June 1996.
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Version 2.1 Update 11-10-2012