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CRG buys beleaguered Allied Healthcare

December 17, 2018

Struggling homecare provider Allied Healthcare has been bought by the CRG group for an undisclosed sum.

CRG operates in health and social care and the education sector under different brands – all under the operational umbrella of the Health Care Resourcing Group (HCRG).

All of Allied’s care and support services contracts, including its Primecare and Firstcall businesses, will be transferred to CRG as part of the deal , ensuring continuity of service provision to about 13,000 older and disabled people. The Allied Healthcare name will not change.

“It’s very much business as usual,” said CRG group chief executive Ian Munro.

“We want to secure the long-term sustainability of Allied Healthcare, under our management. The ultimate priority for CRG is to offer an unrivalled continuity of care for all Allied Healthcare service users and provide a stable and supportive environment for all carers.”

The company said stakeholders and local authorities would need to work closely together to ensure there are no disruptions to people’s care during the transfer of services.

In early November, the Care Quality Commission expressed doubts that Allied had secured enough funding to ensure the business could operate beyond the end of November and Allied told the regulator that it would be transferring all its contracts to other providers.

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