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


16 Nov 2017

Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.

The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.

Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.

Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.

Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.

Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.

Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.

While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”

If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.


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.


4 Aug 2017

Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.

This year’s awards are now open!

You can nominate people for the following categories:

  • Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
  • Senior Care Assistant of the Year
  • Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
  • Registered Nurse of the Year
  • Dementia Care Champion
  • Specialist Services Champion
  • Personal Activities Lead Champion
  • Support Team Member of the Year
  • Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
  • Deputy Home Manager of the Year
  • Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
  • Regional Manager of the Year
  • Resident or Relative Contribution
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Our Values Champion

For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.

Who will be your 2017 champions?

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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

028 926 38399

02892 639331

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