Business Statement 27th September 2011 – Southern Cross

Mark Drakeford: Yr oeddwn yn ddiolchgar iawn i’r Dirprwy Weinidog Plant a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol dros yr haf am ei datganiadau am sefyllfa Southern Cross Healthcare. Mae’r cwmni newydd gyhoeddi’r rhestr gyntaf o gartrefi preswyl y bydd yn eu trosglwyddo i’r cwmnïau newydd. A ellir cael datganiad arall ynglŷn â’r sefyllfa ddiweddaraf?   
[I was very grateful to the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services over the summer for her statements on the Southern Cross Healthcare situation. The company has just published the first list of residential homes that it will be transferring to the new companies. Could we have another statement on the latest situation?]   

Jane Hutt: The Member for Cardiff West rightly acknowledges the statements that have been made by the Deputy Minister for social services on 25 July and, indeed, last week, on 19 September. The announcements from Southern Cross today have to be considered carefully. It is an important step that is being taken in terms of the orderly transfer of care homes, but I will say on behalf of the Deputy Minister that I understand that, under the Care Standards Act 2000, applications for new providers to be registered to run all of the 33 Southern Cross care homes in Wales are currently being considered and assessed by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales on an independent basis.