As the Australian population ages the community's demand and reliance on the healthcare sector continues to grow. The sector includes an extraordinarily diverse range of stakeholders with varying interests and is a significant contributor to the national economy.

The rising cost of healthcare is becoming a growing concern. The average annual health expenditure by the Federal and State Governments combined, when compared with GDP, is approximately 9.5% and that ratio is increasing slowly each year.

As one of the most litigious jurisdictions in the world, the healthcare sector in Australia faces continued and growing litigation risk for all areas.

Henry Davis York has extensive experience in this sector and we act regularly for government and corporate clients in the provision of healthcare services to the community throughout Australia.

We advise clients across all areas of healthcare, including:

  • Public & private hospital
  • Medical practices, specialist centres and diagnostic service providers
  • Private healthcare insurers
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device providers
  • Aged care and community care facilities and services
  • Federal and state government departments.

We offer our clients a unique combination of legal expertise to cover all aspects of their health businesses in a practical and cost-effective manner, as listed below.

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