New care provider acquires Barnsley care home from LNT Group


Britto-Care Industry NewsLNT Group has announced the sale of Ward Green Lodge, a newly built care home in Barnsley, to Britto Healthcare for £4.8m.   Following a successful career in healthcare, this is a new venture for Dr Darryl Britto, Owner and Managing Director of Britto Healthcare, and will be the first care home in his portfolio.   Ward Green Lodge will open its doors on 24th August for a public open day.



The prestigious new care home boasts 64 bedrooms with en suite wet rooms, hairdressing salon, café and courtyard gardens.  Ward Green Lodge was built by LNT Construction, a specialist developer of high quality, state-of-the-art care homes which incorporate the latest facilities in dementia care and age appropriate design, as well as being highly energy efficient, meeting the 2020 eco requirements.    All LNT Construction’s homes are developed to 4 Star hotel like specification, reflecting the needs and expectations of both the current and future generation of residents.

Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of the LNT Group, commented:It is great to be working with Dr Britto on this exciting new endeavour.  We are extremely proud of the home and the exceptional facilities it has to offer.  I’m sure Ward Green Lodge’s residents will be very happy in their new home.”

The LNT Group already successfully operates two care homes in the area, Oakwood Grange and Dearne Hall, through its own operating company Ideal Care Homes, who has an excellent reputation for their high care standards.   As well as providing a high specification built environment, Britto Healthcare will therefore receive support from the LNT Group to aid them through commissioning into operation, ensuring the provision of quality care.

Dr Darryl Britto and Lawrence Tomlinson
Dr Darryl Britto and Lawrence Tomlinson

Dr Britto said:I’m delighted to be purchasing Ward Green Lodge and very much looking forward to welcoming our residents into the home and providing them with first class care.  Working with the LNT Group has been a delight.  The quality and finish of the care home is astounding and their assistance in preparing the home for opening has been tremendous. I’m confident Ward Green Lodge will offer compassionate care in a luxurious setting.”

The recruitment process has already secured fantastic staff for the care home in readiness for the public open day on 24th August.


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