A further two care groups have called in receivers PKF and Business Advisers.
Camelot Healthcare based in Gloucester which operates four care homes The Broadleas, Dalkeith, The Hawthorns and Pinehurst homes with approximately 71 beds for elderly people appointed PKF and Business Advisers. The group are currently being run by Krissimon Care until a buyer can be found.
PKF representative Ken Bailey confirmed that it was unlikely the homes would close. He commented;
“The intention is very much that they will remain open and continue to trade as they have done previously, but hopefully with some improvements,” she said.
“The majority of staff will continue to be employed by the care homes.
“There will be some redundancies but at the moment we are still assessing that, but it is our intention to keep them to an absolute minimum.”
The care homes have been visited and assessed as to quality and standards of care. All residents, staff and relatives have been sent notification and will be kept fully informed. The intention is to manage the care homes to ensure that residents suffer minimal disruption.
Steps have been taken to stabilise the trading position and lines of communication have been opened with the relevant regulatory authorities. The Administrators are committed to ensuring that all care standards are maintained and all homes remain open.
The Administrators are optimistic that a purchaser can be found for the homes and are talking to interested parties.
Any residents / relatives of residents who are concerned about the position should contact PKF (UK) LLP on 0161 832 5481 during normal office hours.
Cheshire Lifecare which operate the 59 bed specialist dementia home The Willows-Old Vicarage in Burtonwood called in PKF on the 11th June.
In a statement, PKF said:
“Steps have been taken to stabilise the trading position and lines of communication have been opened with the relevant regulatory authorities. The administrators are committed to ensuring that all care standards are maintained and the home remains open.”
The care home employs around 50 staff.
Harbour Healthcare are currently running the home until a purchaser can be found.
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