Yorkare has been selected as the preferred bidder to take over the last council run nursing home in York.
The award winning care home operator, which boasts three CQC Outstandings, was selected to lease Haxby Hall Care Home following a council meeting last week, the York Press reported.
A council report said: “Haxby Hall Care Home cannot continue to provide care in its current condition due to poor facilities, including lack of en-suite bathrooms and general poor environmental quality.
“It is no longer fit for purpose and does not meet the requirements of our residents with high physical care needs. If an application were made to the CQC for a new registration in the current building, it would be refused.”
Cllr Ian Cuthbertson added: “The fact that the future of Haxby Hall as a care home will be secured if this proposal goes ahead is of great benefit to Haxby. It is an essential part of our community.”
Yorkare’s successful bid entails a phased renovation and expansion of the home to up to 63 beds.
Jonathan Garton, operations director, Yorkare Homes, told CHP: “We are very proud to have been chosen as the preferred provider by York Council. Haxby is a lovely location and Haxby Hall is situated in the middle, near to the local facilities.
“Our plan is to develop the home in two phases, which allows the current residents and staff to stay at Haxby Hall. The home is currently rated Good by CQC, and we look forward to working with the staff team to carry on providing a high level of care to the residents.”