Meridian acquires Westwood Lodge
Meridian Healthcare has completed the acquisition of Westwood Lodge nursing and care centre in Wigan. The acquisition comes at a busy time for the management team who also celebrated the registration of newly-built Roby House in Huyton. Meridian managing director Alan Firth said the addition of the 76-bed purpose-built Westwood Lodge into the group brought the total number of registered beds owned by Meridian to 1151, making it one of the largest independent healthcare operators in the UK. Meridian operates 24 care centres across the North of England. â€œWestwood Lodge complements our growing range of facilities and can only add value to our excellent high quality portfolio of care centres,â€ said Mr Firth. Westwood Lodge is the first care centre in the Wigan area for Meridian which owns five care centres in the nearby town of Knowsley.