Membership of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) is voluntary. As such, our members have the utmost commitment to quality services, ethical conduct and professional health care standards.

The APHA’s aims are:

  • To ensure that Australians are empowered with personal choice and rapid access to affordable hospital care of the highest quality.
  • To champion the cause of private hospitals in delivering the very best in hospital care to patients.
  • To promote and protect the interests of private hospitals, their owners and operators, and to proactively interact with members, to ensure private health care continues to be dynamic in meeting the ever-changing needs of the Australian community.
  • To strive in achieving acceptance by governments of a comprehensive role for private hospitals in their desire to provide a full range of health care services and their commitment to adequate self-regulation and review – thus ensuring the highest standards in quality care.
  • To adopt all measures necessary to emphasise the rightful place of private hospitals in Australia’s unique balanced health care system.

To achieve these aims, the APHA will:

  • Initiate, foster and maintain a consultative, cooperative and communicative approach to dealing with governments, other health and health-related organisations, media, community groups and the public.
  • Act as the principal coordinating and peak lobbying body for private hospitals and day surgery facilities.
  • Encourage and facilitate united positions among member and non-member private hospitals, as well as all other relevant bodies, to achieve consensus in the policies and issues advanced.
  • Promote and recognise the highest professional and ethical standards, health service delivery achievements and innovative medical and non-medical treatments for the betterment of patient and community wellbeing.
  • Stimulate greater awareness of private hospital excellence through improved communication between hospitals and the Australian community.