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Hospital Linen Supply and Management Services Market size is slated to grow at a substantial CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Increasing occurrence of chronic conditions typically among geriatric population has increased the need for surgeries, further proliferating the demand for linen supply and services, positively affecting industry outlook. In fact, as per CDC, 6 in every 10 Americans live with at least a chronic disease such as cancer, heart attack, and others.
Growing requirement for hygienic healthcare facilities has elevated the adoption of linen in manufacturing of medical-grade gowns, bedsheets, bed covers, and others. Medical linens ensure patient safety and comfort and prevent the transmission of germs from patient to patient.
Growing concerns about sanitation in healthcare units and rising instances of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are anticipated to hasten the industry growth. As per U.S. CDC, approximately 1.7 million hospitalized patients get HAIs. Hospital linen supply and management services are professional services that help provide and maintain linen supplies in hospitals or healthcare institutions to ensure optimum hygiene.
Based on product, hospital linen supply and management services market from bedsheets and pillow covers segment are poised to register substantial revenue by 2032, on account of growing number of hospitals.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a negative impact on hospital linen supply and management services industry on account of disruptions in supply chains. In addition, the war worsened important trade links and hampered the operations of healthcare sector. Both nations are major producers of linen, but the geopolitical tension birthed by war had a profound impact on industry progression. However, increasing efforts by governments across the world in putting the war to an end are likely to revive industry growth.
Based on material, hospital linen supply and management services market from non-woven segment is expected to record remarkable gains by 2032. Rising number of surgical procedures across the globe has stimulated the adoption of protective materials such as hospital gowns, drapes, and sheets made of non-woven linen. Moreover, rising requirements for adequate sterilization and limitations associated with traditional materials has compelled healthcare units turn to non-woven options.
Based on end-use, demand for linen supply and management services in hospitals will be driven by growing advancements in private and public medical sector coupled with increasing number of hospitals beds. In fact, as part of its Hospital Development Plan for 2016-2026 and 2026-2036, the Hong Kong government has allocated over USD 65 million which will provide 15,000 additional hospital beds by 2036. Rapid advancements in private and public medical sector have further bolstered product adoption in hospitals.
Regionally, North America hospital linen supply and management services market is expected to witness considerable expansion through 2032. Strong presence of high-quality medical facilities in the region has increased the number of hospital beds, favoring regional development. In fact, in October 2022, the U.S. government declared an investment of over USD 110 million to improve healthcare access for rural people, which will strengthen the healthcare infrastructure, elevating industry progress.
Some of the leading hospital linen supply and management services industry contenders are Tetsudo Linen Service, Newway Supplies, Image FIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, AmeriPride Services Inc. (Aramark), Celtic Linen, and E-town Laundry Company, among others.