July 31, 2019 4.54 pm This story is over 29 months old

Lincoln nursing home shut down and up for sale

The staff have claimed that they have not been paid

A Lincoln nursing home has been shut down and put up for auction amid complaints from staff over pay.

Greetwell House Nursing Home could provide care for up to 25 people before it closed down for good on Wednesday, July 10.

It has since been put up for auction on the SDL Auctions website with a guide price of £870,000. Bidding opens on August 2.

The care home was last inspected by the CQC in 2017 when it received an overall rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ but was rated ‘Good’ for being safe, effective and responsive.

Photo: Nicholas Humphreys Estate Agent

Since it closed down 26 staff members have been made redundant and have since complained to The Lincolnite with claims that they are still due wages.

The owner has said that when the property is sold all outstanding payments will be made to staff.

In a letter sent to staff and seen by The Lincolnite, the former owner explained to staff why they would not receive their final payments.

“As you are aware, the difficult decision was made to close Greetwell House Care Home as it was no longer financially viable to support the business.

Photo: Nicholas Humphreys Estate Agent

“Despite my best efforts no buyer could be found. The residents were also relocated quicker than anticipated, which meant that funding stopped earlier than expected.

“It is with regret that I have to confirm that there are currently insufficient funds to pay the outstanding payments to all employees.

“I appreciate that impact that this will have on you. The property is about to be advertised for sale and as soon as sufficient funds are available I will make the outstanding payments.”

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