36 jobs to go as Newport nursing home closes

First published in Gwent news South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

A NEWPORT care home will close with the loss of 36 jobs.

Ty Craig Nursing Home, which provides nursing, palliative and respite care for 24 older people in Malpas, will close its doors in June.

A spokeswoman for its owners, The Priory Group, who took over last year, said a decline in resident numbers, the challenge of recruiting experienced and qualified staff, and the building not being fit for purpose had led to the “very difficult decision.”

She said the firm would be working closely with the residents to help find alternative homes with as little disruption as possible and said its team of full and part time staff would be supported in finding alternative employment.

She added: “This decision has not been taken lightly as our absolute priority is always the people who we care for, their families and our staff.”

The Aneurin Bevan Health Board and Newport council confirmed the home's owners had given notice of its intent to close the premises.

Speaking on behalf both organisations, a council spokeswoman said it was working with everyone affected to find suitable alternative accommodation for the residents, who are currently undergoing medical, nursing and social care needs assessments.

She said: “Everything possible is being done to minimise the risks associated with moving. We will ensure that each person is well-supported before, during and after their move.

“The Priory Group has given us assurances that the safety and well-being of service users are a priority and it will work closely with us to support the safe transfer of all residents to alternative accommodation.”

* Are you or anyone you know affected by the closure? Call Natalie Crockett on 01633 777246.

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7:50pm Thu 12 Apr 12

spanner100 says...

What a disgusting state of affairs. This type of care should be provided under the NHS!. Never mind wasting "Billions" on the Olympics!!.
What a disgusting state of affairs. This type of care should be provided under the NHS!. Never mind wasting "Billions" on the Olympics!!. spanner100
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8:52pm Thu 12 Apr 12

alfienoakes2612 says...

Never had any intention of running this place as a car home. Got slated after 2 unannounced visits by Social Services last year. MD promised it would remain as a care home and thousands would be spent doing it up (fact).
Lack of staff, poor food choice, dirty rooms etc. Some residents been there for 10 years and now moved to wherever can take them. Priory worth billions, wonder how the owner sleeps.
Never had any intention of running this place as a car home. Got slated after 2 unannounced visits by Social Services last year. MD promised it would remain as a care home and thousands would be spent doing it up (fact). Lack of staff, poor food choice, dirty rooms etc. Some residents been there for 10 years and now moved to wherever can take them. Priory worth billions, wonder how the owner sleeps. alfienoakes2612
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11:06am Mon 16 Apr 12

Dee-Gee says...

This is what happens when care is run as a business. Nobody should be making profit from the misfortune of others, it's morally repugnant.
This is what happens when care is run as a business. Nobody should be making profit from the misfortune of others, it's morally repugnant. Dee-Gee
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