Bupa UK's response to Daily Mail article

24 October 2016

Joan Elliott, Acting General Manager, Bupa UK Care Services said:

“The Daily Mail today reported allegations about some of our care homes in England.

“In four of the five individual cases which The Mail reported, allegations were not upheld by the independent investigating authorities. We took action and fully apologised in the fifth case which occurred in 2010.

“We are absolutely committed to providing all our residents with high quality care and any allegations are immediately investigated, with swift action taken where there are failings.

“We have strict standards in all our homes and this year, we are investing £45m into improving and updating our care homes in the UK.”

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

At Bupa, we have no shareholders. Our priority is looking after you... through our care homes, health insurance, health centres and dental centres. Bupa. Our focus is your health.

We have 15.7 million health insurance customers, provide healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,000 aged care residents.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance is around 73% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals, and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com

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