2.Are there any hospitals there? is correct also.
I uaually use the first one.
I don't know what is the difference between them, and what we do now is to ask the native speaker.
Any is a quantifier pronoun, that may take an of-phrase. For countable nouns, both singular and plural can be used with any. For uncountable nouns, singular can be used with any.
You may use "any (of) hospital" , "any (of) hospitals", and "any (of) chalk".
Hope that helps you.
Could the native speakers answer my question please?
What is the difference between these two sentences?
Is there any hospital there?
Are there any hospitals there?
Thank in advance.