Tag Archives: “Southern Cross”

“Residential Care not Healed”

The private residential care sector grew rapidly in the 1980’s and 1990’s as the elderly population expanded.  The construction of new homes was funded by expensive venture capital on the promise of high financial returns, underpinned by Government support for … Continue reading

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“Southern Cross Shadow”

Eighteen months ago, the Southern Cross Nursing and Residential Care Group was in the headlines every day (see “SOUTHERN CROSS” in the TAG CLOUD for earlier blogs). They were up to their necks in debt and in danger of imminent collapse.  … Continue reading

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“Southern Dis-Comfort”

It was only a few weeks ago that I was writing what I hoped might be the final chapter in the story of the plight of Southern Cross’s 130,000 elderly residents (click on “Southern Cross” in the TAG CLOUD).    Goodness … Continue reading

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“Southern Cross Aftermath”

The poker game that was the story of Southern Cross ended up as “pass the parcel”.  A large group of former Southern Cross residents have been handed back to their landlord – NHP, and in turn they have entered a … Continue reading

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“Southern Cross – Post Mortem”

For most of this year I have been writing about the Southern Cross residential care provider and its painful and slow demise.  See all the earlier posts in the TAG CLOUD by clicking on “Southern Cross”. The pain was felt … Continue reading

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“Southern Cross Double Cross”

It is 10 months since I first forecast the collapse of Southern Cross Healthcare (see “Houses Built on Sand” dated 16th January 2011).  Later, the news hit the headlines and I wrote about it under the title of “Southern Cross … Continue reading

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“Southern Cross Cards Collapse”

Since the last hand of cards were played in this most callous of games (click on Southern Cross in the TAG CLOUD to see previous posts on this subject), the players have all been re-assessing their hands before placing their … Continue reading

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