Acute beds for the elderly halve over 30 years

The AMA is calling on the Federal Government to increase public hospital capacity and funding for GPs

The number of beds available for the over 65s in  Australia's public hospitals has halved in the past 30 years, the AMA is warning.

Dr Omar Khorshid.

The body is calling for a rethink on funding for hospitals which it says are in "crisis" and increased investment in GP care to help keep patients out of hospital.

In a report published on Monday, the AMA says there were fewer