Mediclinic, the international private healthcare services group, says it has seen “continued improvement in operational performance” as Covid-19 lockdown measures are eased globally.

But the group, which owns nearly 30% of UK private hospital operator Spire Healthcare, warns that elective procedures may still be at risk if further outbreaks occur.

In a statement issued ahead of its annual general meeting today, Mediclinic says: “There remains a risk to elective procedures and outpatient activity from a continuation or reintroduction of lockdown and other measures in response to the pandemic; the availability of staff; and a disruption in the supply chain. Mediclinic is focused on fulfilling its vital role as a leading provider of essential healthcare services during this crisis. To this end, the group remains agile in its approach, optimising its response to overcome challenges and create opportunities while seeking to maintain its strong financial position and liquidity.”

The company’s primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange in the UK, with secondary listings on the JSE in South Africa and the Namibian Stock Exchange.

Date published: July 22, 2020

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