Welcome to Annahilt Care Home

Annahilt Care Home offers residential and early dementia care in its delightful rural setting just four miles from Hillsborough, with easy access to local transport links, shops and other amenities.

This former school has been beautifully converted and is so relaxing and informal that most residents choose to spend their day in the main lounge areas. This makes it more like a family home than just a care home.

All our bedrooms are rooms with a view - some overlooking the surrounding countryside of Slieve Croob and the Cavehill.

At Annahilt Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

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Life at Annahilt Care Home

A carer and a resident

Big effort made by all staff to prepare residence for Christmas. Plenty of 'Xmas draws' outside area cleared and cleaned. Fresh plants in pots in entrance. Hallway decorated and made welcoming for visitors arriving and residents passing through. List of visiting entertainers to look forwards to and enjoy. Fun outings for those able to participate. Well organised and lots of staff input to make sure all had a good times. Sitting and dining rooms beautifully prepared for Xmas. Residents encouraged to help with décor.

Valerie McClenahan, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Annahilt Care Home

My mother has been in the above from January 2014, and I visit her regularly and different times/days. I have always found the above very clean/friendly staff and a very good atmosphere on all occasions. They provide both physical and mental stimulation and always make me feel welcome and engage in conversation. It is great peace of mind when on holiday by exchanging email and keeping me up to date. I would highly recommend Annahilt Four Seasons most definitely.

Ursula Higgins, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Annahilt Care Home

I think my care and choice of living in Annahilt Care Home is first class it's my home where I live. I always get the best care and help in all areas that I need. The staff are helpful and confidential always.

Sheila Abbott, Resident / Service User at Annahilt Care Home

I am a resident of Annahilt Care Home. I am placed in the best care possible. The staff are very caring, helpful and understanding, giving me choice and decision about my care. We have lots of activities, bingo, carpet bowls, singing and days out which I attend.

Niah Harrison, Resident / Service User at Annahilt Care Home

Staff always friendly and helpful, nothing seems too much trouble. My sister is clean and generally well presented. She, herself is happy with the care she receives.

Charles Dobson, Brother of Resident/Service User at Annahilt Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Annahilt Care Home whether...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news


5 Jan 2018

People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.

Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.

On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.

Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.

“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.

“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.


16 Oct 2017

A portable defibrillator has been installed at Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough after the care team raised funds through a number of community events.

The defibrillator, which is located at the front of the home, is the first to be installed in the local area, and if it ever required in an emergency, the ambulance dispatch service will give the access code and instruct the caller on how to safely use the equipment.

The team from the home had the idea to install a defibrillator in case of any emergency situation and earlier this year set about organising fundraising events.

With the support of local businesses who donated prizes, they held a community raffle, and held a table quiz night in the Pheasant pub.

In total they raised £3,000, which covered the purchase and installation of the defibrillator, as well as training for the team at the home, staff from the local school, Annahilt Primary School and a number of volunteers.

Naomi Graham, Home Manager, said: “We are delighted that the fundraising of the team here at Annahilt has been so successful and that we have been able to install a vital, potentially life-saving resource in Annahilt. We are grateful for the support given from the local community, businesses and Four Seasons Health Care. We are particularly grateful to Jock McGowan of Defibrillator Services NI who helped with the installation and training.”

Are you looking for a care home in Hillsborough? Annahilt Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care and respite care.


16 Mar 2017

Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough has achieved the maximum possible 100% satisfaction rating for its standards of care in a national care survey of people living in care homes for “Your Care Rating”.

The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI.

The home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, scored around 94% overall performance rating with 938 points from a possible maximum of 1,000. The overall performance is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the residents.

Annahilt achieved 100% rating for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect. All participating residents said that the “staff are capable of providing the care they need.”

The home scored around 95% or 948 out of a maximum of 1,000 around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the home and the same score for home comforts. All respondents said the menu offers good choices every day and it scored 97% for quality.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, who operate the home, said: "All the care team are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at Annahilt Home rated the home so highly.

"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 97% overall customer satisfaction rating for life in the home.”

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority inspectors reported that residents told them: “It’s good in here, there is a good atmosphere.” “The staff are good and friendly, anything you want they would get for you.” “I have nothing but praise for this place.” “The staff are all my pals, they are very good.”

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Naomi Graham

246 Ballynahinch Road, Annahilt, Hillsborough, BT26 6BP

028 92755200

02892 639331

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