HC-One to sell recently acquired Bupa care home
HC-One has announced the sale of a care home just seven months after it was acquired from Bupa.
Copper Hill Care Home in Hunslet, West Yorkshire was one of 110 homes transferred to HC-One from Bupa in December 2017 as part of a £300m deal (see Bupa transfers 110 care homes to HC-One).
An HC-One spokesperson said: “After the complex acquisition of the former Bupa homes; we have taken the decision to sell Copper Hill Care Home to an alternative care home operator.
“Following a comprehensive review of all of the care homes we acquired, we identified a small number where we felt that their long-term future would be better supported by a smaller operator.
“In the meantime, these homes will continue to receive investment and support to enable them to deliver the kindest possible care to residents in the same way that any of our homes would, including upcoming investment into Wi-Fi, ‘Touch’ learning and development programmes.
“Until we are satisfied that we have agreed the most appropriate model for each of these homes, they will fully remain part of our care home family and benefit from the very best care provision, and learning and development initiatives that we pride ourselves on.”
A spokesperson for Leeds City Council said: “We have been assured by HC-One that they will continue to provide continuity of care to residents and that staff will be provided with extra support during the time of transition. We will continue liaise closely with HC-One until plans are agreed on the future of Copper Hill.”
The disposal follows HC-One’s decision in May to sell three former Bupa homes in Teesside (see HC-One announces sale of three Teesside homes).
Earlier this year, HC-One announced that it was also dropping the acquisition of 12 care homes in Wales that were originally included in the Bupa deal following opposition from the local council (see EXCLUSIVE: HC-One drops ‘complex’ acquisition of Bupa Powys homes).