Education and training in the private hospital sector

Private hospitals have increased their investment in clinical workforce training by nearly 250% in the decade since the last comprehensive survey of the sector was undertaken.

In that time, the private hospital sector has increased the value of its gross spend on training from an estimated $36 million ($A2004) to up to $167 million ($A2015). Most of this funding was provided by the private hospital sector itself. This is a significant contribution to the clinical workforce resulting in more and better trained doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Australian hospitals.

The APHA and Catholic Health Australia (CHA) acknowledge the commitment and contribution of the groups and hospitals that worked hard to provide the data on which this report is based. This project would not have been possible without their support and enthusiasm.