Four Seasons announces Yorkshire home closure

Hollycroft

Four Seasons Health Care has announced that it plans to close Hollycroft Care Home in Ikley, West Yorkshire.

The move follows Four Seasons’ announcement last month of its closure of Hornegarth House Care Home in Walsall following an Inadequate rating by the CQC (see Four Seasons to close failing care home).

A Four Seasons spokesperson said: “The proposal to cease operating the home has not been arrived at easily, but we think it is unavoidable. Hollycroft has been operating at a loss as the fees it is receiving do not cover its operating costs.

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“We effectively have been paying to continue to provide care for the residents and this is not sustainable. The home can accommodate 23 people but has only 15 residents living there, who are being cared for by 21 staff.

“The wellbeing of the people living in the home is our priority and we will work closely with the City of Bradford MDC Social Services team to ensure that the residents and their families are supported to find suitable alternative placements.  Hollycroft will continue to provide care while we allow plenty of time for the most appropriate arrangements to be made for all residents .”

Four Seasons reported “positive progress” in Q1 last month with an increase in earnings and occupancy levels (see Four Seasons reports ‘positive progress in Q1).

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