Care home set to get make over in take over

Green­lees ren­o­va­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Your Vote Matters - Edel Ke­nealy

A busi­ness which has trans­formed two care homes in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang has plans to ren­o­vate Green­lees Care Home.

The home, which had been op­er­at­ing in ad­min­is­tra­tion, was taken over by Keane Premier Health­care as the firm’s third prop­erty ear­lier this year.

The ac­qui­si­tion, made pos­si­ble through a £2.7mil­lion loan with Bar­clays, has safe­guarded 40 jobs and the care of 22 res­i­dents.

Cash pro­vided by the bank will also sup­port the re­fur­bish­ment of the home, which has been re­named Ge­or­gia Park , and the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to the res­i­den­tial home has also seen res­i­dency grow by more than 50 per cent to 36.

Keane Premier Health­care has a strong track record of re­ju­ve­nat­ing ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties, em­bark­ing on its first project in 2009 – the trans­for­ma­tion of an 18-bed care home in Dun­ve­gan, Cam­bus­lang, into a 24-room lux­ury fa­cil­ity by 2011.

Fol­low­ing its suc­cess, the group com­mit­ted to a sim­i­lar project with Dun­crag­gan care home in Burn­side, Ruther­glen in 2012, ex­pand­ing the 18bed set up to a ca­pac­ity of 24.

Keane Premier Health­care’s busi­ness im­prove­ment plans have boosted both homes from Care In­spec­torate Grade 2/3 es­tab­lish­ments to Grade 5, very good.

James Smith, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at Keane Premier Health­care, thanked Bar­clays for the fund­ing pack­age which al­lowed the project to go ahead.

He said: “The de­ci­sion to move our ex­ist­ing busi­ness to Bar­clays was care­fully con­sid­ered but the bank made it an easy process by pro­vid­ing a ded­i­cated team that will as­sist us in the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of the com­pany.

“Bar­clays is also a proven, re­li­able fi­nance provider in the health­care mar­ket.”

A fam­ily-run busi­ness founded in 2008, Keane Premier Health Care is op­er­ated by James and Lynn Smith, along with their two sons Ross and Ryan.

The fam­ily also launched Keane Premier Sup­port Ser­vice in 2012, a com­mu­nity based busi­ness which cares for the el­derly and peo­ple with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties which de­liv­ers ap­prox­i­mately 1500 hours of care on a weekly ba­sis.

New look Green­lees Care Home will get a facelift un­der Keane Premier Health­care

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