There are 290 private hospitals in Australia, representing 32% of all hospital beds in the country. Private hospital operators include not-for-profit entities, single hospital operators, private health insurance funds and large listed public companies.
The Australian Private Hospitals Association is the peak national body representing private hospitals.
Private hospitals are taking on a growing importance in Australia's complex health care environment. They account for almost 40% of all hospital admitted patients, cared for by 46,458 full-time equivalent staff. (2007 Facts & Figures, Australian Private Hospitals Association, www.apha.org.au).
The Australian private hospital industry is growing, fuelled by increased consumer demand for private health care on the back of historically high private health insurance membership (following the introduction of the 30% rebate in 1999); growth in private investment in healthcare in Australia and the globe; and government support of the industry.
You can search for private hospitals and day hospital facilities by name, location and postcode radius.
Ramsay Mental Health
Ramsay Health Care Ltd
South Melbourne, VIC 3004Albert Road Clinic, located close to Melbourne's CBD, is an 80-bed private psychiatric hospital.
Ramsay Healthcare Ltd
Mornington, VIC 3931Beleura Private Hospital, part of the global hospital group Ramsay Health Care, is on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, less than an hour SE from Melbourne CBD. The hospital's specialties include medical & surgical care, high dependency unit, oncology & palliative care unit, chemotherapy day ward, alcohol rehabilitation unit, psychiatric unit, cardiology, pathology and radiology.
(formerly Cliveden Hill Private Hospital)
Melbourne, VIC 3002Epworth Cliveden, a 28 bed private hospital, is centrally located in East Melbourne in a beautiful turn of the century building. Its service range includes oral and maxillofacial, gynaecological surgery (including endometriosis and fibroids), plastic surgery, ear, nose & throat surgery and ophthalmology.
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Dandenong, VIC 3175The Digestive Health Centre specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of all digestive health disorders. We perform colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures, as well as capsule endoscopy, hydrogen breath tests and consultations. We are located in Dandenong, Melbourne, and our specialists work in other locations.
Glen Iris, VIC 3146Delmont Private Hospital is a psychiatric hospital caring for people with mood disorders, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions. Delmont offers in-patient and out-patient services, an extensive day therapy program and a dedicated aged psychiatry unit.
Geelong, VIC 3220Geelong Private Hospital is a 109 bed facility, centrally located in the regional city of Geelong.
Morwell, VIC 3840Maryvale Private Hospital is a 45 bed, acute, medical and surgical hospital in Gippsland Victoria. Its services include acute medical care, palliative care, general surgery, dental/oral-maxillofacial surgery, endoscopic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, gynaecological & urological surgery.
Ramsay Health Care
East St Kilda, VIC 3142Masada Private Hospital is a fully accredited 46 bed acute medical, surgical and post natal care hospital, specialising in Mother Baby services for new families. Each member of our staff is highly skilled to ensure that we provide you with the very best health care available.
Caulfield, VIC 3162The Eye Laser Clinic of Victoria provides opthalmic day surgery and laser eyesight correction. Day surgeries in Caufield, East Melbourne and Cheltenham.
Parkville, VIC 3052Located close to Melbourne CBD, the Melbourne Private Hospital is a 124 bed medical hospital adjacent to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.