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Sandstone Care rocks up with Lancashire care home acquisition

Sandstone Care has acquired the recently completed Ribble Court care home near Preston, Lancashire from Scottish property developer Simply.

The 53-bed home in Much Hoole is set on two floors and will provide a mix of luxury residential care and specialist/complex nursing care.

“We are looking forward to opening Ribble Court and for it to become an important part of the vibrant Much Hoole community,” said Sandstone Care director James Parkin (pictured, on right).

“Being purpose-built means that we can tailor the room layouts to deliver outstanding person-centred care within a supportive, care-focused environment with state-of-the-art facilities and nursing technology.”

Warrington-based Sandstone expects to create up to 80 jobs when the home is fully occupied.

It is currently seeking to recruit a registered manager, nurses, senior carers, carers and ancillary staff, with the aim of opening the home by early June.

Ribble Court becomes the sixth home in the Sandstone Care portfolio. Other homes are Longridge Hall and Fleetwood Hall, both in Lancashire, St Helens Hall, Merseyside, and The Oaks in Newtown, Wales.

Last month, it successfully completed the purchase of the Oak Springs Care Home in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Sandstone Care said it is currently looking at several other opportunities in England and Wales to further expand its portfolio.



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