BUPA chief sounds note of cautious optimism

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

BUPA Care Services chief executive Graham Smith discusses recent developments in long term care provision with Caring Times editor Geoff Hodgson. Providers of long term care can expect continuing and rapid change, says BUPA Care Services chief executive Graham Smith. Most widely known as a health insurance company established in 1947, BUPA is now the biggest independent health and care operator in the UK, providing many services and facilities for elderly people, including health screening, domiciliary care, specialist housing, care homes and long term care funding. The company operates 233 care homes in the UK with a total of around 16,500 beds. BUPA has 70 domiciliary care offices providing care to about 10,000 people and is increasingly looking at developing specialist housing and other “assisted living” type care facilities. It operates 58 retirement developments and 36 hospitals and has made a recent bid to buy Community Hospitals Group (CHG). BUPA’s growth has consisted in large part of acquiring exist

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