Australia’s private hospitals are ready and willing to assist public hospitals by taking on some of the elective surgery caseload as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Australia’s health care system, says Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Michael Roff.
Mr Roff said there is capacity in private hospitals and a commitment from the private sector to play their part in ensuring Australians receive the care they need.
“The whole Australian health care system needs to work together to weather this potential crisis. Many states have already committed to addressing their elective surgery waiting lists with the help of the private hospital sector, we expect others will move to do the same.
“The private hospitals sector is working with States, Territories and the Federal Government to be part of the solution for Australia at this time....