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5 March, 2018

Healthcare Homes acquires “outstanding” Dorset nursing home

Healthcare Homes Group has today announced the completion of the purchase of The Old Vicarage residential care home in Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset.  Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, The Old Vicarage takes the Group’s portfolio of quality residential and nursing homes up to 37 across the south and east of England.

The group has acquired the home from Josie Aggett and Carey Faulkener; two sisters who took over the running of the home in 2016 following the loss of their parents, Annie and Ian Sinnott; both of whom had originally opened The Old Vicarage in 1984 as a residential home.

Situated in beautiful grounds overlooking the Dorset countryside, The Old Vicarage provides friendly and professional care and support for up to 41 elderly residents.  With the feel of a charming country house, it provides residents with stylishly cosy and comfortable accommodation, with access to a diverse range of activities. Respite and day care services are also provided, alongside the residential services.

Talking about the addition of the home to the group, Gordon Cochrane, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Homes Group said: “The Old Vicarage is a fantastic home that has been built with devotion and professional dedication since 1984. We are delighted to complete the purchase of the home, which has an excellent reputation across the Dorset region as well as recognition from the CQC in the form of its outstanding rating plus an impressive 30 industry awards to its name.”

Adds Helen Gidlow, Chief Operating Officer of Healthcare Homes: “We very much look forward to working with the team at The Old Vicarage, who will continue to deliver the very best consistent care to the home’s residents.  We would also like to pass on our very best wishes to Josie and Carey for their future endeavours.”

The purchase completed on 1st March 2018 for an undisclosed sum.

For more information regarding the range of residential and respite services provided, call 01935 873033. 

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