Bupa buys two Dorset care homes

Bupa UK has bought The Lindsay and The Links care home in Poole from Primetower Care.

The two homes are purpose-built, designed to provide residential, nursing and dementia care.

David Hynam, managing director, Bupa UK, commented: “We are delighted to acquire The Links and The Lindsay care homes today.   Both homes are excellent examples of purpose built homes that provide high quality residential, nursing and dementia care in a great location with strong demand.

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“This purchase represents our ongoing commitment to the UK aged care sector, providing even better services for older people, both in our care homes or within our care villages.

“I am really looking forward to meeting everyone who lives and works in our two new homes.”

Under the deal, the Primetower staff will join Bupa UK.

Primetower joint owner Helen Boulton said nursing shortages and CQC red tape had forced the sales of the homes to Bupa.

Last year Bupa acquired five care homes in the North of England from Hadrian Healthcare with two development sites.

Bupa also continues to expand its Richmond Villages business with the completion of the first part of Richmond Witney this year bringing the portfolio to six villages, with two more villages under construction.   By the end of 2016, Bupa will also have completed refurbishing 20 more of its existing care homes and started to build four new care homes.

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