No plans to sell care home rated as ‘inadequate’

Euxton Park Care Home
Euxton Park Care Home

The owners of a care home placed in special measures have no plans to sell it.

It has been reported nationally that Four Seasons Healthcare is considering selling some of its 350 care homes.

“As far as I am aware, there currently is no plan to sell either Aarondale Care Home or Euxton Park.”

Four Seasons Healthcare

The firm has two sites in Chorley – Euxton Park Care Homeon Wigan Road, Euxton, and Aarondale Care Home, on Sunny Brow, Coppull.

But a spokesman has said Four Seasons does not intend to sell them.

He said: “As far as I am aware, there currently is no plan to sell either Aarondale Care Home or Euxton Park.”

The Guardian reported three weeks ago that Euxton Park had been placed in special measures after being rated as “inadequate” by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The home has been given six months to improve or could have its CQC registration cancelled – meaning it would not be able to operate.

Other care homes around the country could be sold.

The spokesman said: “We are confident we have sufficient medium-term financial flexibility for our needs and we have appointed advisers to help us to conduct a review to improve that flexibility.

“We have said on numerous occasions over recent years that the group is disposing of non-core properties that do not fit its long-term strategy. This is not a new development. All major care home operators review and fine tune their estate from time to time.

“The possible disposals include homes in a portfolio of investment properties that we do not operate and are simply the landlord, so residents are already being cared for by another provider.

“Additionally 23 properties that are not core to strategy were identified for disposal this year. Nine of them have already been sold and the sale of a further 14 remaining properties is well progressed.”