A day in the life
The NSW public health system is world-class. It is the biggest public health system in Australia with more than 230 public hospitals and around 108,000 dedicated staff (FTE) who make up the health workforce.
Our population is growing and it is also ageing. Technology, medical specialisation, new treatments and a wealth of medical research continually informing health care mean we are living longer but we are also costing more to treat.
It is important to know that if you elect to be a public patient when admitted to a public hospital, you will not receive a bill for your stay.
Your tax dollars contribute to meeting the costs of health care - it is your health system .
On a typical day in NSW*