Aged care and retirement living provider Bethanie has acquired Berrington Care Group's Subiaco and Como centres, which it expects to operate early next year. The sale comes five months after Berrington went into administration.
Berrington’s Subiaco and Como facilities have a combined 211 beds, according to BNiQ data.
The Subiaco facility opened in 2013, while its Como facility cost $60 million and was built in 2017.
The total cost of the acquisition is yet to be confirmed.
“It provides certainty to the residents which means they can continue to enjoy the high-quality care that they are used to and provides ongoing employment for the Berrington staff,” Mr White said.
“The opportunity comes at the right time for Bethanie and is consistent with our strategy to expand our business within Western Australia,” he said.
Mr How said the administrator was working closely with staff from the Department of Health, which he thanked for its efforts to minimise disruption to residents of both the Subiaco and Como facilities.
Bethanie will meet with Berrington residents and their families, as well as employees, next week to discuss the proposed acquisition.
In August, Bethanie announced a 34-cottage development at its existing Esprit Retirement Village in Eaton, near Bunbury.
Construction is expected to complete by August 2022.
The company has 891 residential beds across its aged care facilities in WA and employs 1,600 staff.