Nurs­ing home fac­ing axe

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

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.”

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