Home blames Covid and staff shortage for closure
The Herald|January 27, 2022
A PLYMOUTH care home is set to close, blaming the “intolerable pressures” of the coronavirus pandemic coupled with staff shortages.
KATIE TIMMS

Directors at The Oasis Care Home, on Plymstock Road, say it has become impossible to recruit or retain sufficient staff to provide the correct standard of care.

They say the financial and operational challenges facing the care sector also mean the home can no longer meet the demands required to continue.

The directors stressed that they did “everything we possibly could to continue running the home”, but sadly it has not been possible to do so.

It is understood that staff were told they were losing their jobs and would need to apply for redundancy “through the Government” on Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the care home explained that before Christmas the directors consulted accountants and a firm of independent insolvency experts, “to ensure that they followed the rules completely”, as well as ensuring “they did their absolute best to protect t of residents and staff

The decision was made to continue throughout the Christmas period “to avoid upset at that time”, which was said to have been “made at considerable personal cost to the owners”.

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