Sue Ryder to close home in Norfolk after sales deal fails

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

A second Sue Ryder care home in Norfolk is to close after a planned take over collapsed at the last minute. It had been hoped that Manor Court Care, having other homes in Norfolk, would take over the Sue Ryder home in Walsingham, but the company aborted the deal, citing concerns over staff adaptability. Manor Court director John Sharples said he had become concerned over what he described as the negative attitude of a minority of staff to changes in terms and conditions. “I could not risk such challenges and the financial losses these might have brought,” said Mr Sharples. “I have to think about my responsibilities to my existing clients. It was a risk I was not prepared to take.” Steve Taylor, director of communications for Sue Ryder, said he was “extremely disappointed and frustrated” that the sale had fallen through. Alternative accommodation will now have to be sought for the 22 residents of the home, which is expected to close early next year, bringing an end the Sue Ryder presence in Norfolk

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