Thursday, December 22, 2016

Nursing Home Operator Abruptly Pulls Plug On Facility, Forcing Over Two Dozen Stricken Residents To Scramble To Find New Accommodations

In Southport, U.K., Champion News reports:
  • A SOUTHPORT nursing home is to close down three days before Christmas – leaving 26 residents having to find new homes elsewhere.

    The closure of Sunningdale Nursing Home came as a surprise to Sefton Council, who now say they are helping to find new homes for the stricken residents of the Albany Road site.

    Previously the home had been rated as requiring improvement by the healthcare watchdog, the Care and Quality Commission, following a report which called into question the safety of residents as well as the effectiveness of leadership at Sunningdale.

    And now, just three days before Christmas Day, residents have been told they need to urgently find new homes after owners, the Sunningdale Nursing Home Limited Group, pulled the plug on the home.

    A spokesman for Sefton Council said: "Unfortunately we have been informed by the owners of Sunningdale Nursing Home, Southport that they are closing the home on December 22.

    “We are working together with residents and their families, to identify alternative placements and to ensure transfers to new care homes are conducted in a timely, safe and dignified manner.

    ”The closure is beyond our control and we are aware that the timing is not ideal, especially given the current pressures being faced by both Adult Social Care and health services.”