In Australia, both public and private hospitals provide hospital services.
The state and territory governments mainly own and manage public hospitals. Public acute hospitals mainly provide ‘acute care’ for short periods, although some provide longer term care, such as for rehabilitation. Public psychiatric hospitals specialise in the care of people with mental health problems, sometimes for long periods of time.
Private hospitals are mainly owned and managed by private organisations, either for-profit companies or not-for-profit non-government organisations. They include day hospitals that provide services on a day-only basis, and hospitals that provide overnight care.
Between 2005–06 and 2009–10, the numbers of public acute hospitals and private hospitals were relatively stable.
In 2009–10, there were 1,326 hospitals in Australia:
- 736 public acute hospitals
- 17 public psychiatric hospitals
- 293 private day-only hospitals
- 280 other private hospitals.
Healthcare and hospital facility management is constantly needed to maintain a clean and healthy environment. Maintenance plays a major role in keeping the hospital or clinic facility running in an orderly fashion.
APMS provides a range of services and capabilities within the Healthcare sector which includes consulting, advisory services across facilities, asset, environmental, waste and engineering services. APMS also provides vendor management and procurement solutions including a wide range of repairs am maintenance services that include:
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