New ownership for care homes

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FOUR Seasons Health Care, has concluded a transaction to take over the business operations of Care Principles, which includes Ridgeway, Conifer Lodge and 90 Hungate Road, all located in Wisbech.

The process has been given regulatory approval by the Care Quality Commission after a careful individual review of every care home and facility.

The employment of all Care Principles employees has transferred to Four Seasons Health Care and will ensure the continuity and quality of care provided to patients

Care Principles provides care, treatment and rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities or specialist mental health needs.

It offers over 430 beds in a total of 16 medium and low secure hospitals, community hospitals and care homes. 90 Hungate Road is a community hospital while Conifer Lodge and Ridgeway are community-based care homes offering services to adults with a learning disabilities, mental health or other complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Four Seasons Health Care Chief Executive, Dr Peter Calveley said: “I am pleased to welcome the Care Principles employees and residents into the Four Seasons Health Care Group. The services offered by Care Principles align with those of our specialised care provider The Huntercombe Group, which operates hospitals and care centres providing treatment in the areas of mental health, acquired brain injury, neurodisabilities, learning disabilities and children with special needs. The two organisations will be able to enhance their service offers through collaboration and combining the specialist expertise that each has to offer.”

Dr Calveley added: “With the wellbeing of people in our care as our priority, managers from Four Seasons Health Care and Care Principles have worked closely together over recent weeks to ensure the transition could take place with no disruption in our care for patients or the quality of care services provided.”

Four Seasons Health Care is one of the largest independent providers of care services in the UK. It owns or operates over 400 nursing and care homes, hospitals and specialised care centres in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. The Group cares for over 15,000 people and employs over 21,000 staff. The financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.