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Long NHS waiting lists fuel return to profit at healthcare firm Spire

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Half-year results come as company expects to benefit from ‘unprecedented’ demand The private hospital operator Spire Healthcare has returned to profit amid strong demand from self-paying patients who are coming to its hospitals because of long NHS waiting lists. Spire, which runs 39 hospitals, made a pre-tax profit of £4.7m in the six months to June, against a loss of £231m a year earlier, which was caused by Covid-related costs. Revenues jumped nearly 40% to £558m, with record revenues from private patients who pay themselves, up almost 47% from pre-pandemic levels.
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