This FACT indicates the total number of beds per 10,000 people within each Australian state's hospitals. While the term 'hospital bed' (a bed specifically designed for use in a hospital) can refer to the actual bed, the term 'bed' is also used to describe the amount of space in a health care facility. In other words, the capacity of a hospital is measured in the number of beds available for patients. The states with the most hospital beds per 10,000 people are the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia, at 2.9 beds per 10,000 people. The city with the smallest proportion is Queensland, at 0.6 beds per 10,000 people.