Bupa (British United Provident Association)
Bupa (British United Provident Association) is a healthcare company. Founded in 1947, Bupa was originally a health insurance company. It now owns and runs clinics, hospitals and care homes in Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United States. All told, some 20,000 elderly people live in its facilities, with about a third of that number in Australia and a third in England. Reports by the Care Quality Commission showed that 115 of Bupa’s 290 UK homes had serious and avoidable failures between early 2000 and 2015. And a 2019 report by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission in Australia showed that over half of the 72 nursing homes run by Bupa were failing basic standards of care.
Dental services, Care homes, Private Hospitals, Health insurance, outpatient clinics
Violation data for Bupa is still being gathered at this time.
Compassion in Care |
My name is Eileen Chubb; I am the founder and Director of the Charity Compassion in Care. I am also a former Bupa care worker and Whistle-blower ( Bupa 7)My work brings me into daily contact with both relatives and Whistle-blowers ( Staff ) who are concerned about the treatment of elderly vulnerable people in care.
The Guardian | July 13, 2000
When seven former care assistants blew the whistle on colleagues who were abusing frail residents of a Bupa-run home for the elderly they were forced to resign, an industrial tribunal in Ashford, Kent, heard yesterday.
Emily Jarvie | The Examiner | November 13, 2019
A woman has been left haunted by her mother's experience as a resident at Bupa's South Hobart aged care facility.
The BBC | October 11, 2019
Private care provider Bupa has won an appeal against a £3m fine over the death of pensioner at a nursing home. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died after contracting Legionnaire's disease at Hutton Village care home in Brentwood, Essex, in June 2015.
The BBC | March 16, 2012
A judge has criticised care home owner Bupa over the cost-cutting pressure it placed on a manager. Judge Mark Brown spoke as he sentenced a Liverpool care home manager to an eight month suspended jail sentence for wilful neglect.
Lee Peart | Care Home Professional | May 14, 2020
Bupa has issued a firm rebuttal of allegations it hid COVID-19 infections from staff and families at its Richmond Witney retirement village in Oxfordshire.
The BBC | January 17, 2017
A nursing home that left one nurse in charge of 46 residents several times has been put into special measures by health inspectors.
Further Care Home Issues
Anne Connolly & John Stewart | ABC News | September 11, 2019
More than half of the nursing homes run by Australia's largest private provider Bupa are failing basic standards of care and 30 per cent are putting the health and safety of the elderly at "serious risk", according to accreditation reports analysed by the ABC.
Simon Murphy | The Guardian | November 23, 2018
Mary Parkes once enjoyed weekly visits to her local Catholic church, evenings playing bingo and days spent in the company of her close-knit circle of friends.
The BBC | July 16, 2017
Residents in a Cumbria care home had "avoidable falls" and "unexplained bruising", inspectors have found. Beacon Edge care home in Penrith has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second time after an unannounced inspection.
The BBC | June 18, 2014
The troubled Pentland Hill Nursing Home in Edinburgh, which was criticised by the Care Inspectorate, is to be closed by its operator Bupa. The inspectorate found "serious concerns" during an unannounced inspection last year.
The BBC | June 26, 2013
Elderly care home residents in Crawley were left soaked to the chest in urine, a health watchdog report has revealed. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found a series of failings including staff not supporting high dependency patients at Oakhurst Grange.