Ann’s Care Homes acquires seven Northern Ireland nursing homes, securing the jobs of 560 staff and care of 320 residents
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The purchase secures the jobs of 560 staff and care of 320 residents across the seven homes. Ann’s currently own and operate 16 nursing homes across Northern Ireland.
The Larchwood Care nursing homes that have been purchased are Apple Blossom Lodge Care Centre in Armagh, Culmore Manor Care Centre in Derry-Londonderry, Glebe Care Centre and Dunanney Care Centre in Belfast, Melmount Manor Care Centre in Strabane and Kingsland Care Centre in Bangor.
Ann McQuade, director of Ann’s Care Homes, said: “Over the last number of years, we have increased our nursing home provision across Northern Ireland. As part of this continued growth, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of seven homes from Larchwood Care. We are committed to retaining each of these homes distinctive character and personality and will continue to work with and develop the existing staff whilst delivering the highest quality care and support to the residents and their families.
“Ann’s and Larchwood are working closely with the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority and the Regional Trusts to ensure a smooth migration of the operations of the Homes and we’re both fully committed to ensuring a smooth transfer for all stakeholders. There will be no changes to the existing care arrangements in staffing or the team directly involved with the nursing homes, so people in the homes receiving residential and nursing care and their families can be assured of continuity of care.
“We are committed to maintaining a high standard of living for all residents and look forward to working in collaboration with Larchwood’s existing team to continue to provide the best possible care for all residents.”
Ann’s Home Care was established as a Domiciliary care agency in 1994. Run by the McQuade family the company has grown to become the largest healthcare provider in Northern Ireland with over 3,000 staff across its care home, home care and nursing agency divisions. Ann’s has enjoyed a longstanding reputation for the delivery of quality care and has a history of retaining and developing their staff.