The Sector

Catholic Health Australia is the largest non-government provider grouping of health, community and aged care services in Australia, nationally representing Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities and related organisations and services.

Snapshot: The Catholic Health and Aged Care Sector

  • 19,000 residential aged care beds
  • 6,253 retirement and independent living units and serviced apartments
  • 8,000 Community Aged Care packages (CACP)
  • 6,000 Home and Community Care (HACC) service recipients and Extended Aged Care at Home packages (EACH)
  • rural and regional aged care facilities and services
  • 9,500 beds in 75 health care facilities - publicly (21) and privately (54) funded hospitals and 7 teaching hospitals
  • 8 dedicated hospices and palliative care services
  • expanding day centres and respite centres
  • approximately 35,000 people working in the sector

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