Care home changes

A CARE home in Kilburn that was run by debt-ridden Southern Cross has been taken over by a new firm.

Kilburn Care Home, on Dale Park Avenue, is now under the leadership of Four Seasons Health Care.

Last May, Southern Cross confirmed it was running at a £311 million half year loss.

Four Seasons chief executive Dr Peter Calveley said: “I am gratified that the landlords have placed their confidence in Four Seasons as their preferred operator and I am pleased to welcome the Southern Cross employees and residents to Four Seasons.”

Meanwhile another Southern Cross home, Bankwood, on Duffield Bank, Duffield, has been taken on by HC-One.