Care home provider Advinia Health Care has announced the names of the 22 Bupa care homes, including six in the North West, it has acquired as part of a deal that closed in February.

The move puts the company among the top 10 private care providers in the UK.

Advinia Care Homes previously operated just one care home in the North West before the Bupa deal, in rural Cumbria.

Now the company manages seven care homes in the region, with an additional 953 beds.

It has also taken over the employment of more than 3,700 staff who previously worked at Bupa. No reductions in overall staff numbers are expected.

The equity for the Advinia purchase, whose price has not been disclosed, was provided by Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, a liver surgeon and ex-McKinsey consultant from London, who co-founded Advinia with his wife Sangita Kanoria.

Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, Chairman, Advinia Health Care said: “We are interested in expansion for sure, but not for its own sake.

"Advinia Health Care is fundamentally about delivering a higher quality of service, as well as value for money.

"We want more families across the UK to benefit from our commitment to the individual needs of every resident.

"A well-run care home can make a difference to the lives of residents and loved ones alike. It has an important value in society.”

In the North the new care homes operated by Advinia are Arncliffe Court in Liverpool; Bedford in Leigh; Burrswood House in Bury; Gorton Parks in Manchester; Mill View in Bolton and Stonedale Lodge, Croxteth.