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Monday, November 3, 2014

GMB Welcome End Of Uncertainty At Acquisition Of HC-One Care Homes  By Those Who Have Not Forgotten Southern Cross Debacle

We will seek assurances from Formation Capital and Safanad that homes, jobs and terms and conditions will not be affected and their future plans for the HC-One says GMB

GMB, the union for care home staff, commented on the announcement today that Formation Capital, the leading healthcare-focused private investment firm in the USA, and Safanad, a global investment firm, in partnership with Court Cavendish, have signed a binding commitment to acquire HC-One and the parent company NHP. See notes to editors for copy of letter to GMB and for list of former Southern Cross care homes in UK.

Justin Bowden, GMB National Officer for staff at HC-One, said “ Out of the ruin of Southern Cross HC One was created in 2011 and is the third largest care home operator in the UK, providing dementia, nursing, residential and specialist care for over 10,000 residents with over 14,000 members of staff in nearly 230 homes.

GMB welcomes the end of the long period of uncertainty for staff, residents and their families, many of whom have not forgotten the stresses of Southern Cross.

GMB will be seeking assurances from Formation Capital and Safanad that Homes, jobs and terms and conditions will not be affected by the acquisition, along with details about their future plans for the HC-One.”

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Contact for GMB Justin Bowden 07710 631 351 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880

Notes to editors

Copy of letter from HC One to GMB

 Justin Bowden

GMB National Officer

GMB Wimbledon Office

22-24 Worple Road

London

SW19 4DD

3 November 2014

Dear Justin,

Further to my update letter of last November, I am writing to share important news on the future of HC-One. As you may recall, last year NHP, the owners of HC-One, appointed strategic advisers to plan the next phase of HC-One’s journey.

I am delighted to confirm that today Formation Capital, the leading healthcare-focused private investment firm in the USA, and Safanad, a global investment firm, in partnership with Court Cavendish, have signed a binding commitment to acquire HC-One and our parent company NHP. The deal is expected to complete in November 2014. This brings to an end a long period of uncertainty for us all, but especially our Residents, relatives and the staff. I want to thank you for your patience and forbearance.

This will be a seamless transition and I, together with most of the HC-One senior management team, will continue in our current roles.

Since HC-One was established in 2011 we have seen huge amounts of hard work, improvements and investment. We have invested more than £90m into improving the quality of homes, staff training and staff pay. We know we still have a long way to go. Today’s announcement is the next step towards our goal to provide the kindest possible care and will ensure the business remains a stable and fully funded organisation.

Our new partnership is with two organisations who share our passion for care. Since 1999, Formation Capital and its investors have invested over $5.5 billion across care in the senior housing sector. Safanad Limited is a global investment firm that invests in property, private and public markets.

The acquisition represents the start of a new era for HC-One’s Residents, staff and relatives as we plan to invest even further in ensuring HC-One builds on the transformation achieved since 2011.

Above all else, our priority remains the continued wellbeing and care of Residents. The sale will in no way impact on the day-to-day operation of HC-One, our homes or our staff. The success we have achieved so far and the quality of care being delivered to those we serve on a daily basis would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of our staff. We remain completely focused on ensuring we provide the kindest care and we will work tirelessly to achieve a smooth transition into this exciting new phase in the life of HC-One.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP

Chairman, HC-One

List of former Southern Cross HC One care homes

HC One Care Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North East

 

 

 

 

Stockton Lodge

    Stockton-on-Tees

    Cleveland

    TS19 8HD

 

Tollesby Hall

    Middlesbrough

    Cleveland

    TS8 9EJ

 

Beaconsfield Court

    Barnard Castle

    County Durham

    DL12 8ES

 

Bishopsgate Lodge

    Bishop Auckland

    County Durham

    DL14 7PU

 

Defoe Court

    Newton Aycliffe

    County Durham

    DL5 4JP

 

Jack Dormand

    Horden, Peterlee

    County Durham

    SR8 4LD

 

Lothian House

    Spennymoor

    County Durham

    DL16 7SG

 

Stoneleigh

    Stanley

    County Durham

    DH9 7XH

 

Tenlands

    Ferryhill

    County Durham

    DL17 8JD

 

Abbotts Court

    Wheatley Hill

    Durham

    DH6 3LP

 

St Margaret’s

    Crossgate

    Durham

    DH1 4DS

 

Ashington Grange

    Ashington

    Northumberland

    NE63 9LJ

 

Moorhouse Farm

    Ashington

    Northumberland

    NE63 9LJ

 

Highfield

    Yarm

    Stockton-on-Tees

    TS15 9XH

 

Victoria House Care Home

    Stockton-on-Tees

 

    TS18 2DX

 

Ashbourne Lodge

    Ashbrooke, Sunderland

    Tyne & Wear

    SR2 7TW

 

Ashton Grange

    Pallion, Sunderland

    Tyne & Wear

    SR4 6QU

 

Falstone Court & Manor

    Roker

    Tyne & Wear

    SR6 9NQ

 

Hebburn Court

    Hebburn

    Tyne & Wear

    NE31 2SE

 

Holywell Dene

    Whitley Bay

    Tyne & Wear

    NE25 0LB

 

Northview Lodge

    Castletown

    Tyne & Wear

    SR5 3AF

 

Orchard Mews

    Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Tyne & Wear

    NE4 6UX

 

Washington Lodge Care Home

    Washington

    Tyne & Wear

    NE38 7LE

 

 

 

 

 

North West

 

 

 

 

Appleton Lodge

    Stockport

    Cheshire

    SK6 2QT

 

Appleton Manor

    Stockport

    Cheshire

    SK6 2QT

 

Avandale Lodge

    Northwich

    Cheshire

    CW9 7QA

 

Beechcroft

    Palacefields, Runcorn

    Cheshire

    WA7 2TP

 

Callands

    Warrington

    Cheshire

    WA5 9TS

 

Clayton Manor

    Congleton

    Cheshire

    CW12 1YZ

 

Daneside Court

    Northwich

    Cheshire

    CW9 5JA

 

Daneside Mews

    Northwich

    Cheshire

    CW9 5JA

 

Ferndale Court

    Widnes

    Cheshire

    WA8 8TF

 

Ferndale Mews

    Widnes

    Cheshire

    WA8 8TF

 

Hollymere House

    Haslington, Crewe

    Cheshire

    CW1 5QZ

 

Newlands

    Stockport

    Cheshire

    SK4 4JY

 

Overdene House

    Winsford

    Cheshire

    CW7 1HJ

 

Primrose House

    Haslington, Crewe

    Cheshire

    CW1 5QZ

 

Acorn Hollow

    Northwich

    Gralam, Cheshire

    CW9 7QA

 

Ashton View

    Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

    Lancashire

    WN4 9BJ

 

Hulton

    Nelson

    Lancashire

    BB9 0EL

 

Oakland

    Rochdale

    Lancashire

    OL11 5EU

 

Richmond House

    Leigh

    Lancashire

    WN7 4UH

 

Tudor Manor

    Blackpool

    Lancashire

    FY4 1NP

 

Avalon Park

    Oldham

    Manchester

    OL4 5HG

 

Averill House

    Newton Heath

    Manchester

    M40 1PF

 

Brookdale View

    Newton Heath

    Manchester

    M40 1PF

 

Carrington Court

    Wigan

    Manchester

    WN2 3DU

 

Chorlton Place

    Chorlton

    Manchester

    M16 8LT

 

Four Seasons

    Bolton

    Manchester

    BL2 5NB

 

Guide Lane

    Audenshaw

    Manchester

    M34 5HA

 

Kings Park

    Ashton under Lyne

    Manchester

    OL6 8EZ

 

Meadowbank House

    Bolton

    Manchester

    BL3 2EF

 

Pendleton Court

    Salford

    Manchester

    M6 8FW

 

Rose Court

    Radcliffe

    Manchester

    M26 4DF

 

Rosebridge Court

    Hindley, Wigan

    Manchester

    WN2 3DU

 

Westleigh Lodge Care Home

    Leigh, Wigan

    Manchester

    WN7 5JT

 

Worsley Lodge Care Home

    Worsley

    Manchester

    M28 2WG

 

Bellefield

    West Derby, Liverpool

    Merseyside

    L12 8QT

 

Crompton Court

    Liverpool

    Merseyside

    L5 2QS

 

Dale Park

    Southport

    Merseyside

    PR8 6JU

 

Knowsley Manor

    Huyton, Liverpool

    Merseyside

    L36 8EL

 

Leighton Court

    Wallasey, Wirral

    Merseyside

    CH45 7LX

 

Moss View

    Huyton, Liverpool

    Merseyside

    L14 0JJ

 

Pelham Grove

    Aigburth, Liverpool

    Merseyside

    L17 8XD

 

Roxburgh House (Bootle)

    Bootle, Liverpool

    Merseyside

    L20 9PS

 

County Homes

    Woodchurch, Birkenhead

    Wirral

    CH49 5LE

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire & The Humber

 

 

 

 

Kesteven Grange

    Kingswood, Hull

    East Yorkshire

    HU7 3EJ

 

Grosvenor House

    Harrogate

    North Yorkshire

    HG1 2HA

 

Leeming Garth

    Near Northallerton

    North Yorkshire

    DL7 9RT

 

Alexander Court

    Sheffield

    South Yorkshire

    S10 5FJ

 

Ascot Lodge

    Intake, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire

    S12 2FZ

 

Blenheim Court

    Sheffield

    South Yorkshire

    S5 7TW

 

Holmwood

    Norton Lees, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire

    S8 9BN

 

Silverwood (Rotherham)

    Sunnyside, Rotherham

    South Yorkshire

    S66 3QT

 

Swallownest

    Swallownest, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire

    S26 4TL

 

The Beeches (Doncaster)

    Armthorpe, Doncaster

    South Yorkshire

    DN3 2DZ

 

Aberford Hall

    Leeds

    West Yorkshire

    LS8 2QU

 

Carr Gate

    Wakefield

    West Yorkshire

    WF2 0QU

 

Priory Gardens (Pontefract, West Yorkshire)

    Pontefract

    West Yorkshire

    WF8 1JQ

 

Snapethorpe Hall

    Lupset, Wakefield

    West Yorkshire

    WF2 8YA

 

Amarna House

    Boroughbridge Road, York

    Yorkshire

    YO26 5RN

 

Windsor Court Care Home

    Goole

    Yorkshire

    DN14 6YN

 

 

 

 

 

East Midlands

 

 

 

 

Bankwood

    Belper

    Derbyshire

    DE56 4BG

 

Castle Park

    Derby

    Derbyshire

    DE1 2PW

 

Ladywood

    Ilkeston, Derby

    Derbyshire

    DE7 4HL

 

Victoria Park Care Home (Derbyshire)

    Ilkeston

    Derbyshire

    DE7 5HB

 

Cedar Court

    Wigston

    Leicestershire

    LE18 2BP

 

Harley Grange

    Leicester

    Leicestershire

    LE2 3JD

 

Hinckley Park

    Hinckley

    Leicestershire

    LE10 1HH

 

Magna

    Wigston

    Leicestershire

    LE18 2BP

 

The Rowans

    Coalville

    Leicestershire

    LE67 3DA

 

The Willows

    Hinckley

    Leicestershire

    LE10 1HH

 

Wymeswold Court Care Home

    Loughborough

    Leicestershire

    LE12 6UB

 

Brooklands

    Grimsby

    Lincolnshire

    DN33 3LE

 

Clarendon Hall

    Grimsby

    Lincolnshire

    DN36 4DA

 

Priory Court (Stamford, Lincs)

    Stamford

    Lincolnshire

    PE9 2EU

 

White Gables Care Home

    Skellingthorpe, Lincoln

    Lincolnshire

    LN6 5SA

 

Willow Court Care Home

    Lincoln

    Lincolnshire

    LN3 4JW

 

Glenmoor House

    Corby Old Town

    Northamptonshire

    NN17 1AD

 

Lucas Court

    Moulton

    Northamptonshire

    NN3 7RQ

 

Pytchley Court

    Brixworth

    Northamptonshire

    NN6 9DX

 

Acacia

    Sherwood

    Nottinghamshire

    NG7 6JE

 

Avalon

    Forest Town, Mansfield

    Nottinghamshire

    NG19 0HL

 

Barnby Court

    Barnby Moor, Retford

    Nottinghamshire

    DN22 8QS

 

Beauvale

    Bingham, Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    NG13 8AS

 

Beeches

    Arnold, Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    NG5 7AJ

 

Berry Hill Park

    Mansfield

    Nottinghamshire

    NG18 4JR

 

Kingsthorpe View

    St Anns

    Nottinghamshire

    NG3 3AF

 

Oaklands (Notts)

    Whaley Thornes, Mansfield

    Nottinghamshire

    NG20 9BN

 

Silverwood (Notts)

    Beeston, Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    NG9 1FN

 

Springwater Lodge

    Calverton, Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    NG14 6FA

 

St Augustine’s Court

    St Anns, Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    NG3 3AP

 

Stoneyford

    Sutton in Ashfield

    Nottinghamshire

    NG17 2DR

 

 

 

 

 

West Midlands

 

 

 

 

Roxburgh House (Birmingham)

    Cradley Heath

    Birmingham, West Midlands

    B64 5JE

 

Ashgrove (Dudley)

    Netherton

    Dudley, West Midlands

    DY2 0DA

 

St Georges Park

    Telford

    Shropshire

    TF2 9LL

 

Brindley Court

    Longport, Stoke on Trent

    Staffordshire

    ST6 4ND

 

Chaseview

    Burntwood

    Staffordshire

    WS7 1AW

 

Crown Meadow

    Tipton

    Staffordshire

    DY4 0HB

 

Maple Court

    Stafford

    Staffordshire

    ST17 9AF

 

Maple Lodge

    Stafford

    Staffordshire

    ST17 9AF

 

Rowan Court

    Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Staffordshire

    ST5 2TA

 

Acres Nook

    Kidsgrove

    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

    ST7 4JA

 

Aldergrove Manor

    Wolverhampton

    West Midlands

    WV4 4AD

 

Ash Grange

    Bloxwich, Walsall

    West Midlands

    WS3 3ER

 

Bellevue Court

    Woodcross, Wolverhampton

    West Midlands

    WV14 9RT

 

Brandon House

    Coventry

    West Midlands

    CV6 7ED

 

Dingle Meadow

    Oldbury

    West Midlands

    B69 2DQ

 

Dovedale Court

    Wednesbury

    West Midlands

    WS10 7PZ

 

Hodge Hill Grange

    Birmingham

    West Midlands

    B36 8AD

 

Lyndon Hall

    Birmingham

    West Midlands

    B71 1PP

 

The Orchards

    Shard End, Birmingham

    West Midlands

    B34 7BP

 

Trinity House

    Cradley Heath, Birmingham

    West Midlands

    B64 6HP

 

Victoria Gardens Care Home

    Coventry

    West Midlands

    CV4 9DS

 

Victoria Manor Care Home

    Whitley, Coventry

    West Midlands

    CV3 4BJ

 

Victoria Mews Care Home

    Coventry

    West Midlands

    CV3 2DF

 

Victoria Park Care Home (West Midlands)

    Stoke, Coventry

    West Midlands

    CV2 4DS

 

Woodcross Care Home

    Bloxwich, Walsall

    West Midlands

    WS3 2DQ

 

Bowood Court

    Enfield, Redditch

    Worcestershire

    B97 6AT

 

Bowood Mews

    Enfield, Redditch

    Worcestershire

    B97 6AT

 

Pitchill House

    Salford Priors, Evesham

    Worcestershire

    WR11 8SN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern

 

 

 

 

Milliner House (Barton House)

    Luton

    Bedfordshire

    LU3 2QF

 

Larchwood

    Braintree

    Essex

    CM7 9RX

 

Oaklands (Essex)

    Laindon

    Essex

    SS16 6SX

 

 

 

 

 

London

 

 

 

 

Alexander

    Lewisham

    London

    SE4 1JJ

 

Aspen Court

    Poplar

    London

    E14 7EG

 

Birchwood Grange

    Kenton, Harrow

    London

    HA3 9UY

 

Camberwell Green

    Camberwell

    London

    SE5 7AS

 

Tower Bridge

    Southwark

    London

    SE1 4TR

 

Ashgrove (Hounslow)

    Hounslow

    Middlesex

    TW4 7HH

 

Aston House

    Hayes

    Middlesex

    UB3 2QX

 

Cedar House

    Harefield

    Middlesex

    UB9 6EB

 

 

 

 

 

South East

 

 

 

 

Burnham House (Lady Astor Court)

    Slough

    Berkshire

    SL1 2LD

 

Chandlers Ford

    Chandlers Ford

    Hampshire

    SO53 2RD

 

Lavender Lodge

    Farnborough

    Hampshire

    GU14 6PR

 

Adelaide

    Bexleyheath

    Kent

    DA7 4BE

 

Elvy Court

    Sittingbourne

    Kent

    ME10 1QA

 

Elmwood

    Croydon

    Surrey

    CR0 2SG

 

Oban House

    South Croydon

    Surrey

    CR2 6NS

 

 

 

 

 

South West

 

 

 

 

Oaktree Mews

    Moreton-in-Marsh

    Gloucestershire

    GL56 0BL

 

Pennwood Lodge

    Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge

    Gloucestershire

    GL12 8RA

 

Catherine House

    Frome

    Somerset

    BA11 1BL

 

Merlin Court

    Marlborough

    Wiltshire

    SN8 1JR

 

 

 

 

 

Wales

 

 

 

 

Glanffrwd

    Pencoed

    Bridgend

    CF35 5LP

 

Southmead Grange

    South Cornelly

    Bridgend

    CF33 4RE

 

Southmead Lodge

    South Cornelly

    Bridgend

    CF33 4RE

 

Abermill

    Abertridwr

    Caerphilly

    CF83 4AY

 

Church View (Silverdale)

 

    Caerphilly

    CF83 1EF

 

Parklands

    Bedwas

    Caerphilly

    CF83 8AA

 

Atlantic View

    Cardiff Bay

    Cardiff

    CF10 5GB

 

Quarry Hall

    St Mellons

    Cardiff

    CF3 5TW

 

Llys Newydd

    Ammanford

    Carmarthenshire

    SA18 3RP

 

Glan Yr Afon

    Georgetown

    Merthyr Tydfil

    CF48 1AY

 

The Daffodils

    Georgetown

    Merthyr Tydfil

    CF48 1AY

 

Abergarw Manor

    Bridgend

    Mid Glamorgan

    CF32 9LL

 

Aberpennar Court

    Miskin

    Mid Glamorgan

    CF45 3BH

 

Trafalgar Park

    Nelson

    Mid Glamorgan

    CF46 6HG

 

Plas Cwm Carw

 

    Port Talbot

    SA13 1DF

 

Meadowlands

    Aberdare

    Rhondda Cynon Taff

    CF44 0PY

 

Peniel Green

    Llansamlet

    Swansea

    SA7 9BD

 

St Martin’s Court

    Morriston

    Swansea

    SA6 7BJ

 

Cwrt Clwydi Gwyn

    Neath

    West Glamorgan

    SA10 6YA

 

 

 

 

 

Scotland

 

 

 

 

Hamewith Lodge

    Aberdeen

    Aberdeenshire

    AB16 7NL

 

Cairnie Lodge

 

    Angus

    DD11 3RA

 

Finavon Court

    Forfar

    Angus

    DD8 3HW

 

Lunan Court

    Arbroath

    Angus

    DD11 1RA

 

Kintyre

    Campbeltown

    Argyll & Bute

    PA28 6BS

 

The Orchard

    Tullibody

    Clackmannanshire

    FK10 2RQ

 

Ballumbie Court

 

    Dundee

    DD4 0PD

 

Riverside View

 

    Dundee

    DD2 5JB

 

Drummohr

    Wallyford

    East Lothian

    EH21 8BH

 

Tranent Care Home

    Tranent

    East Lothian

    EH33 1DR

 

Murrayfield House

 

    Edinburgh

    EH12 6AY

 

Barleystone

 

    Falkirk

    FK2 9RY

 

Kinnaird Manor

    Camelon

    Falkirk

    FK1 4QF

 

Balfarg

    Glenrothes

    Fife

    KY7 6NL

 

Chapel Level

    Kirkcaldy

    Fife

    KY2 6YZ

 

Lomond Court

    Glenrothes

    Fife

    KY7 5RW

 

The Beeches (Fife)

    Dunfermline

    Fife

    KY12 7YD

 

Woodside Court Care Home

    Glenrothes

    Fife

    KY7 5RW

 

Arcadia Gardens (Kerrvale)

    Bridgeton

    Glasgow

    G40 2QS

 

Greenfield Park

    Carntyne

    Glasgow

    G32 6BX

 

Mavis Bank

    Bishopbriggs

    Glasgow

    G64 1XF

 

Northgate House

    Balornock

    Glasgow

    G21 3RB

 

The Village Care Home

    Cumbernauld

    Glasgow

    G67 2RF

 

Castle Gardens

    Invergordon

    Highland

    IV18 0LW

 

Cradlehall

    Cradlehall, Inverness

    Highland

    IV2 5WD

 

Moss Park

    Caol, Fort William

    Highland

    PH33 7PR

 

Merino Court

    Greenock

    Inverclyde

    PA15 4JG

 

Home Farm

    Portree, Highland

    Isle of Skye

    IV51 9LX

 

Douglas View

    Hamilton

    Lanarkshire

    ML3 9AX

 

Springfield Bank

    Bonnyrigg

    Midlothian

    EH19 3PN

 

Catmoor

    Scone, Perth

    Perthshire

    PH2 6LD

 

Strathtay House

    Perth

    Perthshire

    PH1 5DP

 

The Birches

    Crieff

    Perthshire

    PH7 4BJ

 

Hillside View

    Glenburn

    Renfrewshire

    PA2 8UE

 

Kyle Court

    Paisley

    Renfrewshire

    PA3 4BY

 

Fairview

    Bannockburn

    Stirling

    FK7 8JW

 

Forthbank

    Kildean

    Stirling

    FK8 1RR

 

Annfield House

    Stirling

    Stirlingshire

    FK8 2BJ

 

Castle View

    Dumbarton

    West Dunbartonshire

    G82 1JU

 

Linlithgow

    Linlithgow

    West Lothian

    EH49 7BW

 

Redmill

    East Whitburn

    West Lothian

    EH47 0PN

 

Blar Buidhe

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Western Isles

    HS1 2UT

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

Bramblewood

    Bangor

    Co Down

    BT19 7RB

 

Rockfield

    Newry

    Co Down

    BT34 2QW

 

Marina

    Ballyronan

    Co Londonderry

    BT45 6JA

 

 

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