Meridian Healthcare announce appointment of Operations Director

Ty Platten
Ty Platten

Meridian Healthcare announced the appointment of Ty Platten to its Board in the role of Operations Director.


Ty, who is based in the North West, was formerly Managing Director of Hull based HICA for just over 5 years. His career started in London where he trained as a Barrister before taking up the role of National Development Manager for Nuffield Hospitals, opening up health screening facilities across the UK. He then progressed into a Regional Management role for BUPA Care Services.


Susan Firth, Managing Director of Meridian Healthcare, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Ty in his new role as Operations Director. Ty has senior and wide ranging experience that will help us to grow over the coming years.’


Ty will seek to build on the strong operations team already in place and to grow the business along the M62 corridor based on a quality led business model.


Founded in 1990, Meridian Healthcare is one of the UKs leading independent care operators. The group currently owns 29 care homes with a further two luxury homes being built in Denby Dale and Garforth, both in Yorkshire.  The group provides services to older people requiring residential, nursing or dementia care. In 2011 the group launched its premium care home brand: Premiere. Five homes sit within the brand with a further two in development. The group’s sixth home: The Denby at Denby Dale will open in mid-November.


Meridian Healthcare has Investors in People Gold and employs over 1100 people across its 29 sites throughout the north of England. The group is widely regarded within the sector as one of the best care operators in the UK based on its quality ratings and overall business performance.


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