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Care home provider takes on over 3,700 Bupa staff in deal

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A care home provider has said it does not expect to reduce overall staff numbers following its takeover of more than 20 sites from Bupa.

Care home provider Advinia Health Care has announced today the names of the 22 Bupa care homes that it has acquired, as part of a deal that was completed in February.

“We are interested in expansion for sure, but not for its own sake”

Sanjeev Kanoria

The acquisition follows the completion of Bupa’s previous transfer of another 110 care homes to another provider, HC-One, in December.

The deal means Advinia Health Care, which was formed in 1999, has grown from running 16 homes to now operating 38 across the UK, comprising 3,250 beds.

As a result, the company is now among the top 10 private care providers in the UK and has taken over the employment of more than 3,700 staff who previously worked at Bupa.

“No reductions in overall staff numbers are expected,” said the provider, which is privately owned, in a statement released today.

“With strong financial backing, the expansion will see Advinia’s quality of service applied across the new homes,” it added.

Advinia is currently undergoing a period of growth and has indicated that it has plans to invest and develop further in order to “meet the shortfall of care home places in the UK”.

The firm has previously won several awards for innovation and quality care and recently launched culturally sensitive robots to help dementia residents.

Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, founder and chair of Advinia, said: “We are interested in expansion for sure, but not for its own sake.

“Advinia Health Care is fundamentally about delivering a higher quality of service, as well as value for money,” he said. We want more families across the UK to benefit from our commitment to the individual needs of every resident.”

“A well-run care home can make a difference to the lives of residents and loved ones alike. It has an important value in society,” he added.

The sell-off to Advinia and HC-One will still leave Bupa with around 125 care homes and six retirement villages, with a further four homes and two villages under construction.

HC-One was set up as a new company in the wake of the high profile collapse of Southern Cross, comprising the former provider’s largest landlord NHP and turnaround experts Court Cavendish.

On its creation in 2011, HC-One began providing care at 241 former Southern Cross homes and became the UK’s third largest care home operator.

It has subsequently added further acquisitions and on taking over the Bupa homes became the largest care homes company in the UK, leapfrogging Four Seasons and Barchester Healthcare.

Care homes that Advinia has acquired from Bupa

Town/City BedsCare homes

Barrhead

94

Millview

Norwood

Clydebank

150

Hill View

Falkirk

116

Newcarron

Glasgow

297

Craigbank

Deanfield

Golfhill

Haydale

Paisley

240

Braemount

Elderslie

Rutherglen

225

Rutherglen

Liverpool

330

Arncliffe Court

Stonedale Lodge

Leigh

180

Bedford

Bury

120

Burrswood House

Manchester

143

Gorton Parks

Bolton

180

Mill View

Staffordshire

39

Burntwood

Dudley

260

Netherton Green

Ryland View

Walsall

162

Parklands Court

Leeds

178

West Ridings

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