Midlands and North of England care provider Hill Care has announced the acquisition of six Four Seasons homes.
The deal increases Hill Care’s portfolio to 25 homes and 1,200 beds.
Wendy Waddicor, Hill Care Managing Director, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome all six homes to the Hill Care Group. We specialise in providing quality, personalised care for our residents, and we look forward to caring for those residing at the homes.
“The wellbeing and comfort of residents is our highest priority and we want to assure them and their loved ones there will be a continuity of care and minimum disruption, as the current staff will continue to be employed at each the homes.
“It is our privilege to take over management and we will bring exceptional levels of care and a wealth of care provision experience to ensure the ongoing safety, care and comfort of our residents is maintained.”
The six homes are: Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, Manor Way, Peterlee; Broadacres Care Home, Naylor Street, Rotherham; Pelton Grange Care Home, Front Street, Pelton, Chester-le-Street; The Oaks Care Home, Durban Street, Blyth, Northumberland; Waverly Lodge Care Home, Bewick Crescent, Newcastle Upon Tyne; and Bewick Care Home, Bewick Crescent, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
A spokesman for Four Seasons told Care Home Professional: “This is part of our ongoing programme of portfolio adjustment, which we have talked about on numerous occasions over the past couple of years, whereby we have disposed of homes that are not core to our strategy. This has left us with a slightly smaller portfolio but one which is of a high quality and is performing better.
“By way of context, typically when we sell a home we have others in the region, the sales are not part of a strategy to exit any particular local authority area.
“The wellbeing of residents is priority and under the agreement the staff will transfer to Hill Care so residents will continue to be looked after by the same people and we are confident of the future of the homes under Hill Care’s management.”