Care home bed numbers rise but ‘substantial investment’ needed, says report

Julian Evans, head of healthcare, Knight Frank

The number of care home beds across the UK grew by 2,500 during the last financial year, as smaller outdated properties closed and were replaced by fewer but larger purpose-built settings. Existing properties also added beds to create more efficient and viable schemes, Knight Frank’s Healthcare Development Opportunities 2020 report said. As of April, care…

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