Nursing home facing axe
A PERTHSHIRE nursing home faces the axe in a move which would force out 28 elderly and disabled residents.
Four Seasons Health Care has confirmed it is considering the closure of its Rosemount facility in Blairgowrie.
The company has launched a consultation with staff, and the Perth Road home could be closed by early May.
Rosemount care home has 24 full-time staff, 14 part-time staff and one bank worker.
Regional manager John Kirk said: “The proposal to cease operating the home has not been arrived at easily, but we think it is unavoidable based on a combination of factors.
“The main one is the home has been operating at a loss for some time.”
He added: “Its occupancy of 28 residents is only a little more than half its capacity of 52. There is little chance of this improving in the foreseeable future as local care home availability exceeds demand for places, with eight other homes in close proximity.”