The Australian radio station that made a hoax call to a London hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge said it’s canceling the show and will cooperate with authorities after a nurse who answered the phone was found dead.
Southern Cross Healthcare Plc’s plans to relinquish control of 132 of its 752 care homes, the Financial Times reported, citing documents distributed to its landlords. The documents said there were 47 care homes that Southern Cross “does not wish to retain due to demographic and/or financial reasons,” and will return to landlords by Sept. 30, the FT said. Southern Cross intends to withdraw from 85 more care homes by 2016, the FT said.
Southern Cross Healthcare Plc plans to raise 100 million pounds ($164 million) of new equity, close 200 care homes and change its name, the Sunday Times reported, without saying where it got the information.
Southern Cross Healthcare Group Plc, which runs care homes for the elderly in the U.K., asked the British government for financial assistance to avoid breaking the terms of its bank loans, the Mail on Sunday reported , without saying where it got the information.
Southern Cross Healthcare Group Plc , the U.K.’s largest care home operator, is close to a restructuring agreement to help it avert financial collapse, the Financial Times reported, citing unnamed sources.
Southern Cross Healthcare Plc Chairman Christopher Fisher told Sky News in an interview the company, which runs 750 care homes and looks after a total of 31,000 elderly people in the U.K., has “no plans to close any homes” and is “determined” the homes will stay open.