Beechwood Nursing Home, Leighlinbridge
By Suzanne Pender
HEALTHCARE investor IMMAC Group has today announced the acquisition of Beechwood Nursing Home, the 57 single-bedroom nursing home in Leighlinbridge.
The IMMAC Group is a leading healthcare investment company in Ireland, Austria and Germany with current investments totalling €1.7bn.
Beechwood Nursing Home, based on a 3.45-acre site, is a purpose-built, private nursing home with a strong reputation for providing a high quality of care in a homely setting designed to promote health and wellbeing for its residents.
Beechwood is the third IMMAC acquisition in Ireland over the last 15 months and this latest purchase increases its investment portfolio in Ireland to six nursing homes.
IMMAC Capital Ireland is headed up by healthcare managing director Noel Boyle.
Speaking about the acquisition, Mr Boyle said: “The acquisition of Beechwood will increase our Irish nursing home portfolio to six homes, based in Dublin, Kildare and Carlow. Beechwood has a strong reputation for providing long-term, respite and convalescence care to a very high standard and we are delighted to announce this acquisition.”
Beechwood will be operated by the Beechfield Care Group, IMMAC’s Irish nursing home care operator.
Eileen Stapleton, director of Beechwood Nursing Home, stated that Beechwood Nursing Home was founded in 1993 and has been run by her family since.
“We are very proud that Beechwood provides a homely residential setting where our residents are cared for, supported and valued within our care environment,” said Eileen.
“Beechwood provides a high standard of person-centred care in a living environment, which promotes residents’ health and wellbeing. During our time running Beechwood with the wonderful staff who have worked here over the years, we are very proud to have developed strong relationships within Leighlinbridge and the surrounding communities.
“We have had very positive engagement with IMMAC Ireland and are delighted that Beechwood is joining IMMAC’s growing group of homes, operated by its operating group Beechfield Care Group,” said Eileen.
Sarah McMickan, CEO of Beechfield Care Group, welcomed Beechwood Nursing Home into their group of nursing homes.
“Throughout our engagements with Beechwood in recent months, we were very impressed with the overall facility, its staff and the quality of care that’s provided to residents. Beechwood is an ideal fit into the Beechfield Care Group and we look forward to working with the director of nursing and the team as they integrate into our group and continue to provide good-quality care into the future,” she said.