Market Size of Global Hospital Linen Supply and Management Services Industry
|Study Period||2018 - 2028|
|Base Year For Estimation||2022|
|Fastest Growing Market||North America|
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Hospital Linen Supply and Management Services Market Analysis
The Hospital Linen Supply And Management Services Market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 9.5% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.
Increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a long-term positive impact on the demand for disposable linens in hospitals. Hospitals are focused on keeping additional stock in reserve for potential waves in the future. However, the demand for hospital linen supply and management services reached a new record height with the flooding number of hospital admissions to treat the infection. The increasing efforts undertaken by the industry players towards innovations, capacity expansions, and various other initiatives also contributed to the overall market remuneration. For Instance, in August 2020, ImageFIRST, a leading national provider of linen rental and laundry services for the healthcare industry, announced a new, complimentary Linen Risk Assessment designed for healthcare providers.
In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of surgeries across the globe. This factor has increased the need for protective apparel such as hospital gowns, sheets, and drapes, which, in turn, is propelling the global hospital linen supply and management services market. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2020, 2.3 million cosmetic surgical procedures, 13.2 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures, and 6.8 million reconstructive procedures were performed in the United States, with a 3% increase in the number of procedures over the year. Additionally, according to the article titled ' Bariatric surgery in the Middle East and North Africa: narrative review with focus on culture-specific considerations' published in November 2021, there has been an increasing volume of bariatric surgeries in the Middle East to address obesity and metabolic disorders.
The soaring episodes of HAIs and the growing concerns regarding sanitation and precaution will favor the market expansion. Hospital-acquired infections are usually caused by pathogens, which spread at a very fast rate in the body. Due to the patients' weak immune systems and poor conditions in a hospital, the infections spread at a greater speed than normal infections. According to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, in January 2021, approximately 75% of Urinary Tract Infections acquired in the hospital are linked to a urinary catheter. Urinary catheters are used by 15-25 percent of hospitalized patients during their stay. Additionally, 19,738 catheter-associated urinary tract infection cases were reported in the United States.
Outsourcing hospital linen supplies and services are preferably overdoing it in-house for a variety of reasons. Outsourcing the laundry of a large number of linen clothes is a convenient solution. Laundry services are among the value-added services offered by the bulk of the major competitors. As a result, outsourcing hospital linen supplies and services increase these companies' revenue, increasing their market share. Outsourcing allows healthcare organizations to focus on their core capabilities while saving time and money on equipment, employees, and other laundry-related supplies. Furthermore, constructing and maintaining an in-house laundry facility needs significant financial investment. As a result, the number of outsourced washing services to significant companies will expand, boosting revenue.
Thus, all the aforementioned factors, such as rising in injury cases coupled with the product launch, boost the market in the region. However, increasing demand for home care services and high costs with a shortage of linen clothes restraint the market over the forecast period.