Private hospitals join COVID-19 fight

Private sector has committed 'in a way that is beyond conception', says Greg Hunt

Private hospitals will provide more than 100,000 health professionals and 34,000 beds to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis, in a move that effectively puts all hospital beds under a single partnership.

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More than 34,000 extra hospital beds will be available to help Australia deal with the coronavirus pandemic under a new deal struck with the private sector.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the deal was a "very significant stride" in increasing the system's capacity while guaranteeing the