Spire Healthcare Group PLC (SPI.L)
11 Dec 2018
(This version of the Sep. 18 story was corrected to specify that company is Britain's largest independent hospital group by revenue, not the country's largest independent hospital group)
Sept 18 Core earnings at UK private hospital operator Spire Healthcare Group sank 21 percent in the first half of 2018, driven by belt-tightening at the National Health Service that cut referrals to its big private providers.
Sept 18 Spire Healthcare Group Plc reported a 21 percent drop in first-half core earnings on Wednesday, as it continues to be hit by fewer referrals from Britain's publicly funded National Health Service (NHS).
* Revenue linked to the NHS fell 9.5 pct in H1 (Adds background on stock; updated shares; adds graphic)
Aug 6 Spire Healthcare Group Plc expects core earnings for the 2018 financial year to be materially lower than the previous year, Britain's second-largest healthcare firm said on Monday.