BUPA secures three year block contract with Leeds

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

BUPA Care Homes and Leeds Social Services have agreed a three-year contract that will see BUPA providing 480 care home beds to social services. The beds will be provided in seven different existing BUPA care homes in the Leeds area. BUPA Care Homes director Peter Ludford said the agreement allowed both parties to concentrate on ensuring the city¹s older people received the care they needed, rather than spending unnecessary time on renegotiating short-term contracts. “For a number of years, BUPA has urged social services departments to form lasting relationships with providers,” Mr Ludford said. “This contract will smooth the difficult moves for older people from their own homes into a care home, or from hospital into a care home. Because the contract is so large it will give people ample choice of where they would like to live.” A spokesman for Leeds Social Services said the agreement was a good example of how the department was working so successfully with partners in the independent care home sector. “All

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