Hospitals

Explore MyHospitals to find information on Australia's hospital system. Read the reports and use the interactive data tools to discover information about your local hospital, hospitals within your region, state or territory and nationally.

Australia's hospitals at a glance 2018-19
Australia’s hospitals at a glance 2018–19 presents key statistics about Australia’s hospitals and is a companion report to the data presented in the MyHospitals section of the AIHW website.

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Direct access to data on the MyHospitals pages are also available via the new API here.

Australia's Hospital System

Hospital services are provided by public and private hospitals and funded in a range of different ways. Largely, public hospitals are owned and managed by state and territory governments, and private hospitals are owned and managed by private for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. Both public and private hospitals can receive funding from governments as well as from individuals and health insurance schemes.

Hospital services include admitted and non-admitted patient services.

In 2018–19, there were 11.5 million hospitalisations for admitted patient care—6.9 million in public hospitals and 4.6 million in private hospitals. 

Admitted patient services include medical, surgical and other services for both emergency and elective admissions. They include acute care, mental health care, maternity services, subacute and non-acute care. Non-admitted patient services include emergency department services and outpatient clinics. 

Explore the data

The MyHospitals national reporting platform allows users to explore information about their local hospital and Local Hospital Network (LHN), as well as trends across Australia. By using the 'Explore' menu below you can explore hospital information by:

  • Theme - (icons in top row) -  information presented according to common themes underpinning the operation of the hospital system including access to hospitals, hospitals activity, spending on hospital services, the hospital workforce and hospital safety and quality.
  • Sector - (icons in the bottom row) - information on selected functions of the hospital system; for example, emergency departments or admitted patient care
  • Location (my local area) - information by hospital or LHN
  • Data (reports and data downloads) – detailed data tables and reports
  • Sector and theme pages contain more detailed statistics and data visualisations.