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Stewardship

Separations

The full-year impact of our St John of God Midland Private and Public Hospitals and our Hawkesbury District Health Service contract led to an 8.7% growth in total patient separations. Overnight separations were up 9.1%, due to public overnight separations growing 85% (from 15,197 to 28,178). Private overnight separations dropped by 0.7%. Our day separations grew 8.4% with our public separations up 104% and private separations up 2.8%. Our private separations’ growth was well below long term trend, reflecting changes in industry dynamics nationally.