Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Moderate growth is the dominant trend in the Hospitals industry. Revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five years through 2017-18, reaching an estimated £73.3 billion, following an expansion of 0.1% in the current year. This growth has been stimulated by booming demand for the industry’s services from an ageing, expanding population. Public expenditure on health care has necessarily risen to satisfy demand. However, falling consumer confidence in the wake of the EU referendum could negatively affect private healthcare expenditure.
Through the National Health Service (NHS), the government is responsible for administering the vast majority of hospitals nationwide... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of hospitals throughout the United Kingdom largely reflects the distribution of the population across the country. Minor factors affecting hospital activity and the location of hospitals, both public and private, include the age distribution of the population, birth rates and household incomes.
The South East accounts for 15.1% of hospitals, providing more beds than any other region, while accounting for 13.7% of the population. The region has a relatively old population, with a higher proportion of people aged 65 and over compared to neighbouring London. The South East benefits from its proximity to London, which is home to a vibrant research sector, driven by teaching hospitals affiliated to universities such as King’s College and Queen Mary.
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