BROADENING its range of services, increasing the number of specialists and improving efficiency helped push third-quarter profits up 13 per cent for Raffles Medical Group.

The health-care provider recorded earnings of $10.7 million, up from $9.5 million in the same quarter last year, it announced on Monday.

Revenue for the three months ending Sept 30 grew 9.8 per cent to a record $60.86 million.

Proceeds from the hospital services division jumped 15 per cent while the contribution from the health-care services segment edged up 4 per cent.

If the impact of grants received from the Jobs Credit scheme last year was excluded, net profit would have grown by 22.3 per cent for the quarter.

This is because the grants resulted in lower staff costs in the third quarter of last year, yielding profit of $9.5 million.

Raffles Medical profit up 13%