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
23 Jun 2017
Friday 16th June marked Care Home Open Day, a day that actively encourages people in the local community to pop into their local care home and find out what’s going on.
The theme for this year’s open day was friendship, and Four Seasons homes and their local community certainly forged some long lasting friendships with their local communities through a variety of different events.
The events included:
- The Prince’s Trust heading into Kingsmead Care Home in Swindon sprucing up the garden
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Port welcomed in local school children and councillors for a fun filled afternoon
- A Jazz band kept everyone entertained in Pontypridd at Ty Gwynno Care Home
- It was a more sleepy affair at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield as the team turned up for work in the PJs before having lots of fun with residents, relatives and visitors to the home
- Music and dancing was definitely on the cards for many of our homes as Benarty View Care Home in Kelty, Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton, Benholm Care Home in Forfar and Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, all had musical entertainment (and an assortment of other activities) for their guests
- Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow had their own petting zoo for everyone to enjoy
- The Laurels Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole held a country and western themed day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed
- Jazz was the music of choice at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston’s festivities.
- Redwell Hills Care Home in Consett, remembered the friends they’d sadly lost and released some balloons with messages in their honour.
The photos you can see above are just a snap shot of what happened at our homes during Care Home Open Day. It’s great to see from the pictures that everyone had lots of fun.
12 Jun 2017
12th-18th June marks Carers Week, and here at Four Seasons Health Care we wanted to say thank you to the thousands of carers in our homes who regularly make a difference to the lives of our residents and their families.
In 2016 at the Four Seasons Care Awards, colleagues, residents, families and health care professionals identified the cream of the crop. However, over the past 18 months, positive praise has continued to arrive commending the care and kindness shown by our carers from across the organisation.
Watch this space to see if you can see your favourite carer on our website and social media pages.
You are our heroes of the week. Well done everyone!
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.