As of September 13, 2016, Southern Cross Healthcare Group plc went out of business. Southern Cross Healthcare Group PLC develops and operates care homes for the elderly in the United Kingdom. Its care homes provide a range of healthcare services, including nursing care services, such as palliative care, dementia care, post-operative care, and respite care; and residential care services. The company also supports people with physical and/or learning disabilities, mental illness, acquired brain injuries, autism and aspergers syndrome, gaining and maintaining independent living skills, and dementia. In addition, it offers rehabilitation care and end of life care services. As of September 30, 2010, the company operated 752 care homes with 38,603 beds. Southern Cross Healthcare Group PLC is based in Darlington, the United Kingdom.