Welcome to Croagh Patrick Care Home
You'll find Croagh Patrick Care Home outside Donaghadee in County Down.
Here our team of registered nurses and well-trained care assistants provides 24-hour care to suit a range of needs from general nursing and palliative care to shorter term respite care.
We're in a lovely rural coastal setting, overlooking the Irish Sea, and approached by a tree-lined avenue. Bus services to Donaghadee - just a mile away and with community services and shops - and to Bangor and Ballywalter are at the avenue's far end.
There's also good car parking within our grounds, and our large private gardens provide residents and visitors with lovely walks.
All communal and bedroom areas throughout the home offer easy access to bathrooms, shower rooms and toilets.
We have 60 bedrooms, including some spacious single rooms. All have 24-hour call systems, and we love residents to personalise these spaces to make them feel more homely.
Life at Croagh Patrick Care Home
Our dedicated activity coordinator ensures everyone staying here has something stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. They promote individual hobbies and interests, and organise plenty of group activities too.
Our programme includes handicrafts, gardening, quizzes, and celebrating seasonal events like Christmas, Halloween and Easter. We also love catering for residents' birthday parties.
Friends and family, to whom we extend our facilities, are welcome any time.
My mum was admitted from hospital roughly five weeks ago. She has an in dwelling catheter (has had four years) and suffers from UTI almost constantly. She is on permanent oxygen and her short term memory is not good. From the very beginning I can honestly say that everyone of the staff have been fantastic in their care, compassion, empathy and understanding, both for mum and us the family. They have made a very difficult and upsetting time much easier for us and we are only too pleased mum is in Croagh Patrick home particularly amazing.
Very good, kind, attentive staff. Only problem I see is evenings when the changeover reduces staff. More staff needed for bedtime as buzzers go constantly. They are under a lot of pressure and do their best.
Types of care
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Croagh Patrick Care Home whether...
Croagh Patrick Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Croagh Patrick Care Home in Donaghadee. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Personal telephone
30 Mar 2017
On Monday 27th March 2017 Four Seasons scooped the ‘Flu Fighter Social Care Award’ at the prestigious Flu Fighter awards.
The Flu Fighter award celebrate the great achievements of flu teams and organisations who promote the importance of flu vaccinations to everyone in their organisation.
Four Seasons was shortlisted for the ‘Social Care Award’ after being nominated following the success of the internal Flu and You campaign. Before being presented with the award, Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive for NHS Employers said: “Four Seasons Heath Care launched its campaign with the goal of reducing the occurrence of flu in its colleagues. They created leaflets and flu packs that provided details about the importance of the flu vaccination and how to get vaccinated. This worked really well and they had an extra 1,600 colleagues vaccinated, which increased uptake by 22% this season. Well done.”
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
17 Jul 2016
It’s not very often that good news stories of exemplary care get showcased in the national media. However, the team at Croagh Patrick Care Home in Donaghadee have been awarded two accolades for their care and kindness.
The team were nominated by two families of residents in their care. Their nominations read:
“My mother was a resident in Croagh Patrick for 9 months, and the level of care she received was excellent, from Nurses, to Care staff, Kitchen, Office and Manager. Everyone was so helpful and went beyond the call of duty. They helped make my mum’s last days as comfortable and pleasant as possible”.
“My mum was a resident for 6 months before she passed away. All staff looked after my mum with dignity and care. They also looked after us as a family and we were always made welcome. Staff really couldn’t do enough for mum and ourselves and I can’t speak highly enough of the staff and they certainly deserve this award”.
These kind words were read out by Regional Manager Alana Irvine, who along with the families were invited to a celebratory afternoon tea at the Donaghadee home.
Alana Irvine said: “The team here at Croagh Patrick are very deserving of these two awards. Their dedication is outstanding, and they’re committed every day to ensuring the residents care and well-being is at the heart of everything they do. I want to thank the two families for taking the time to come in and present the awards to the team. I’m very proud of the team here at Croagh Patrick.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Are you looking for a care home in Donaghadee? Croagh Patrick Care Home provides support for all types of care including nursing care, respite care and palliative care.