Bupa expands care home provision

Bupa has expanded the number of places available in its care homes with the acquisition of Avalon Care Homes.

The private health company now has up to 300 care homes and said the acquisition consolidates its position as one of the UK's leading care home operators

There are five newly acquired homes on three sites in Solihull, West Midlands, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bristol, with a total of 179 beds (94 nursing and 85 residential).

Bupa care homes managing director, Mark Ellerby said: "This is a high-quality group of care homes with committed staff, which will further strengthen our business and the purchase demonstrates our commitment to the long-term care sector in the UK.

"Our strategy is to extend homes where practical, build new homes where possible, and acquire homes where appropriate. The purchase of Avalon will also help to improve the geographical coverage of our services.

"We look forward to working with our new colleagues to continue to provide the highest levels of care to our residents."

The Avalon Group was founded in 1991.

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