Badby Park buys South Park
Caring Times, March 2017
Complex care provider Badby Park Group has acquired the South Park Care Centre in Darlington.
The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, marks the next stage in the growth of the award-winning group, which also owns Badby Park in Daventry, Adderley Green Care Centre in Stoke and The Bridge Neurological Care Centre in nearby Middlesbrough.
The modern purpose built care home, which opened in 2008, will now undergo a substantial million-pound refurbishment to reduce the total number of bedrooms from 67 to 54, all fully en-suite. The renovation will provide enhanced space for accommodation, therapy, rehabilitation and leading edge care facilities.
The updated service will welcome the first of its new residents in the summer of 2017. Badby Park Group chief executive Paul Hill said the new service would work closely with local health and social care professionals to deliver the highest quality complex care services for residents. He said: “We’re thrilled to acquire another facility in the North East where we are starting to enjoy strong relationships with local commissioning and healthcare partners.
“From day one we’ll be working hard to ensure that this service becomes a centre of excellence for the delivery of highly specialised complex care services, a place where people will be treated with kindness, care, respect and dignity. “This is an exciting time for the group as we look to bring our truly integrated model for care to more regions of the UK.”
The new service will provide specialist interventions, expert behavioural support programmes, respite and long term care in a therapeutic environment designed for people with neurological illnesses and neuro-behavioural conditions.
Paul added: “We have developed an excellent specialist and dedicated team at our other centres, including formal partnerships with the UK’s leading neurological care experts, and we will be doing the same here.”
Once opened the service will feature 54 state of the art care suites over two floors which will have ensuites and ensuite showers, therapy rooms, lifestyle kitchens, a re-enablement flat and a café. The service will begin recruiting the care and therapy team early in the New Year.