Nursing Homes


Ireland’s nursing home bed availability declines, yet investment opportunities abound

A protest erupted last week in Nenagh, Ireland, as the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Department of Health decided to repurpose a newly constructed 50-bed community nursing home. Initially meant as a replacement for St Conlon's nursing home, the beds were redirected to ease overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick (UHL). While the HSE stated this aimed to boost bed capacity for 12 months, managed by a private operator until full staffing, residents and families expressed disappointment, anticipating a swift transition to the new nursing home.

Examining closure trends in for-profit care homes in England

In this week’s infographic we look at the reported numbers of care home closures (voluntary and involuntary) in the UK from 2011 to 2023, as compiled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reported by The Lancet, a medical journal.

Clariane exploring French homecare business disposal options

Pan-European listed French nursing home group Clariane is exploring disposal options for its Hospitalisation à Domicile and Services de Soins Infirmiers à Domicile (HAD/SSIAD) business in France with the members of the Comité Social et Economique Central d'Entreprise (CSEC).

Nordic Capital decides to hold onto Alloheim

PE firm Nordic Capital has decided not to sell German nursing home group Alloheim, and instead to refinance it. Nordic Capital says it wants to hold onto the group “for the foreseeable future”.

UK care home sector reaches strongest position in years

Whilst the care home market across much of continental Europe is still reeling from the triple hangover from Covid, the Orpea scandal and inflation, the UK’s care home sector is currently in the best state it's been in for years. 

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