Provider predicts loss of up 60,000 beds

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

An independent care home operator says pressure on fees and increasing operating costs could see a dramatic shrinkage in care home beds during the next two years.
Speaking at a discussion organised by Barclays, Knight Frank and Caring Times, Phil Burgan, chairman of the Maria Mallaband Care Group said cuts in public spending would make things dire for social services.
“I think the average care home owner whose got 80% social services clients is going to have a really, really difficult time and only those really slick operators are going to survive,” said Mr Burgan.
“The ones who are not as slick are going to go to the wall – it won’t be as bad as the late ’90s but I think maybe 50 or 60 thousand beds will go. And some of those should go because they’ll be owned by poor quality operators with poor quality care homes – double rooms, no ensuites, etc – but some of the

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Equality & Human Rights – got them sorted?

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Safe, Responsive, Caring, Effective and Well-led – the regulator’s ‘Key Lines Of Enquiry’ (KLOEs) cover it all, wouldn’t you think?


Flu jabs – a vexed question

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

As the days grow shorter and temperatures fall, the annual anxiety about ‘flu and whether or not to be vaccinated...

Health & social care integration – an epic quest of the 21st Century

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

For centuries, marine explorers sought to find a ‘North West Passage’ whereby ships could travel from the North Atlantic, across...