We are grateful for the significant contribution from Airservices towards our restoration of the Southern Cross
II, said HARS Restoration Manager, Geoff Timms.
Like the Admiral's Cup, the Southern Cross
Cup quickly achieved an international status, attracting teams from overseas to compete in regatta racing off the New South Wales coast, usually with the often dramatic Sydney Hobart Race deciding the winners.
I am told Southern Cross
is confident an appropriate care home provider will shortly be announced and a transition plan is in place to ensure there is no disruption to residents.
and the prospective operators are also required by law to enter talks with the GMB under regulations aimed at protecting the jobs of employees at the homes.
The union claimed that Southern Cross
had been unable to provide a list of new owners as some of the landlords had yet to appoint operators for the care homes, and "no definite deadline had been fixed".
A new care home operating company will be formed by NHP, which owns a third of the homes currently run by Southern Cross
, in conjunction with Court Cavendish.
is Britain's largest care home provider and has 22 homes across Merseyside with 325 residents.
shares were suspended after the company finally collapsed under the weight of its unpayable rent bill, though shareholders had already lost their investments after a dramatic share price collapse in recent months.
Now the union is calling for MPs to probe all Southern Cross
landlords and their pounds 240million rents, as it is mainly paid by local councils.
Labour Coventry North west MP Geoffrey Robinson is due to meet with council officials today to discuss the future of hundreds of elderly and disabled people living in seven Southern Cross
care homes in the city.
THE Government has come under more pressure to bail out Southern Cross
Healthcare as the embattled care home operator revealed plans to cut 3,000 jobs.
The Government must be ready to take over threatened care homes owned by ailing Southern Cross
and hand them over to local authorities, a Birmingham MP has insisted.