A North Yorkshire-based care company is defying the gloom surrounding the care home market and expanding through the purchase of a nursing home.
While insolvencies are on the rise, St Cecilia’s Care Services in Scarborough has completed the purchase of the 44-bed Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home in the town and plans to invest in its future.
The award-winning family-owned company already owns the St Cecilia’s care home and the Eastfield House day care centre in Scarborough and is excited at the new addition.
Owner Mike Padgham said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the former Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home into the St Cecilia’s family and really excited about its future. It has lovely residents, excellent management and staff and is a very prominent, landmark building in Scarborough.
“The news on care homes is currently gloomy but we believe that demand for nursing home care remains strong. People are living longer and their care needs are growing and becoming more complex. This addition to our company helps us to grow, enjoy the benefits of economies of scale and strengthen our operation for the future.
“We have dedicated more than 25 years to providing the best level of care that we can and look forward to extending that commitment to the nursing home, its residents, their families and to the staff team.”