Southern Cross Healthcare Group PLC is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the operation of care homes for the elderly and the provision of specialist services for people with physical and/or learning disabilities. It has two segments: Elderly Care (which incorporates the Southern Cross Healthcare and Ashbourne Senior Living brands) and Specialist (being the Active Care Partnership business). As of September 30, 2010, it had 752 homes across the United Kingdom. It provides range of healthcare services, including Nursing Care Homes, Residential Care Homes and Specialist Care. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 (fiscal 2010), the total number of available beds within the Elderly Care portfolio were 37,673. During fiscal 2010, average available beds were 930 for Specialist segment. All operations of the Company are carried out in the United Kingdom.