Barchester earmarks £35m to boost beds by 500

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Barchester Healthcare has announced a £35m development programme which will increase its portfolio of 10,000 beds by an additional 500. Known for its “high-end” quality provision Barchester has also committed to a multi-million pound refurbishment plan of current facilities to ensure their residents have access to the most modern facilities in first class surroundings. The expansion will impact four main areas of the business: services for older people, the Memory Lane programme for residents with dementia, specialist healthcare services and Beaumont close care apartments, top-end luxury care homes designed for semi-independent living. The company has recruited two new managers to its property services team to support the development and refurbishment programme. The team will focus on consistently and sympathetically updating and renovating existing properties within the portfolio. Chief operating officer Barry Sweetbaum said the development and refurbishment plans for 2006 were part of Barchester’s growth s

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