New operator at Forth View

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THE Forth View Care Centre in Methil has been taken over by the Balhousie Care Group.

Situated on Sea Road, it was previously run by Southern Cross, who announced in July of last year its business was being broken up.

Around 53 residents and 55 staff have now transferred to the care provider, which has renamed the home Balhousie Forthview Methil Care Home.

The modern facility was purpose-built around four years ago and can care for up to 60 residents in individual rooms with ensuite shower rooms.

Graham Ogilvie, managing director of Balhousie Care Group, said: “We are pleased to have added this high-quality home, which has an excellent local reputation, to our portfolio and are delighted to have expanded into Fife, which is a key area for us as we continue our Scottish expansion.

“The home was built by Seddon Construction in 2008 and it very much fits with the style of many of our other care homes, offering residential, nursing and dementia care for residents.

“The existing residents have moved into our care and staff have transferred over to Balhousie Care Group, making it as seamless as possible for everyone and ensuring the continuity of care for the residents who live there.”

The home is the Balhousie Care Group’s first venture into Fife, although it does operate in 23 other locations with plans to expand its network over the next year.

Care home manager Katherine McCauley is pictured (above) outside the newly renamed Balhousie Forthview Methil Care Home.