Spanish operators gain knowledge of specialist care from BUPA’s UK homes

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

Following a visit by six Spanish politicians to several of BUPA1s 253 care homes in the UK, Sanitas, the Spanish care home provider and Valencia’s regional authorities have agreed to develop Spain’s first young disabled people’s care home. The facility is due to open in December this year and will be the first of its kind in Spain. Mr Domènec Crosas Lopez, managing director of Sanitas Residencial, said the trip to see the BUPA UK homes had been useful for Sanitas Residencial in gaining insight into caring for young physically disabled people. “It was also a very significant factor in clinching the deal with the Valencia regional authorities for Mas Camarena care home,” said Mr Crosas. Sanitas, the Spanish arm of BUPA, operates 21 care homes in Spain but a young disabled people’s unit was previously unknown in the country. Mas Camarena care home in Valencia is developing a new module to accommodate 24 young physically disabled patients. The care home is already suitable for wheelchair users but the new unit w

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