It has been reported that Four Seasons Health Care are to close Turriff Care Home.
A meeting was held at Turriff Care Home this morning where representatives from Four Seasons Health Care stated it was the intention to close the Turriff facility in the ‘near future’. The company which has its headquarters in Wilmslow Cheshire, stated financial constraints as one of the reasons for the closure.
Representatives from Four Seasons Health Care had met with Aberdeenshire Council and the Care Quality Commission at the council headquarters in Aberdeen yesterday,
Turriff Care Home had been subject to a damning report from the Care Quality Commission.
Dr Eilidh Whiteford said of the closure
It is disappointing that Four Seasons Healthcare have taken the decision to close their Turriff care home. This will be an exceptionally worrying time for residents of the home and their relatives.
With the recent closure of another care home in Turriff, it would seem to me that there is a strong business case for provision of a viable care home in Turriff. I hope that there may be other care operators who will look very closely at this community, and succeed in attracting qualified and well-remunerated care staff.
Rose Logan Chairperson of Turriff & District Community Council told My Turriff
The Turriff & District Community Council have expressed their concerns at the potential closure of the Turriff Care Home, coming so soon after the closure of Glenesk.
If the home is to close this will cause disruption to the existing patients and their families, and mean that local people in need would have to be accommodated away from their community. In addition there will be a significant loss of local jobs.
We, as a Community Council, representing the people of Turriff and District, therefore would urge the company, Four Seasons Health Care, to consider all options before taking any decision to close the facility at Turriff.
The loss of the 54 bed Turriff Care Home comes only months after Glenesk Care Home was closed by Renaissance Care because it was no longer financially viable.