Adventist Healthcare consolidates services for future growth

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Adventist Healthcare (AHCL) has consolidated health services and staff to its two sites at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, and the San Day Surgery, Hornsby, and is selling Dalcross Adventist Hospital in Killara.

Dalcross Hospital staff and rehabilitation and surgical services were transferred as from September 29, utilising the increased capacity of the recent expansion of the Wahroonga site.

Despite the best endeavours of staff, management and doctors, Dalcross Adventist Hospital has faced difficulties due to the current volatile and challenging healthcare market.

“This action comes after long heartfelt consideration of the history of Dalcross, and the increasingly competitive, changing and challenging healthcare environment” said AHCL CEO Philip Currie.

“This consolidation will improve organisational efficiency and capacity.

“In recent years the whole healthcare industry has been impacted by increased use of public sector facilities by the privately insured, increased pressures from health funds, and patient concerns about the value for money of private health insurance and gap fees not covered.”

Mr Currie applauded the commitment and loyalty of the members of the hospital community who helped build Dalcross’s good reputation.

“This has been a challenging and distressing time but it’s indicative of the quality of the Dalcross staff that they have remained forward thinking.

“This resilience and strength is why the San, which started in 1903 under Ellen G White’s guidance as a small Sanitarium, has today grown into NSW’s largest private hospital. We are immensely thankful.

“Under God’s direction, we look forward to continuing to showcase Christ’s message of health and healing.”

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