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
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.
3 Nov 2017
As the witching hour struck, Four Seasons homes across the UK were welcoming their own witches, warlocks, vampires and mummies for tea.
Although nobody went our trick or treating, our residents got up to a lot of spooktacular behaviour to celebrate the day, with the odd sweet treat thrown in every now and then.
Our care teams pulled out all of the stops to transform the homes from lovely warm environments, to something Casper would be happy to haunt.
At Springfield Care Home in Blackburn everyone dressed to impress, with one team member seemingly losing their head in the celebrations. Some of their ghostly visitors seemed to settle right at home, bringing their very own cave to one of the units. The residents enjoyed seeing the team channel their inner monsters.
A jilted bride was one of the strange spirits that rocked up to Hillview Care Home in Rawtenstall’s party. Joined by a pirate, devil and several ghosts, the residents listened to how love had turned sour for the beautiful yet pale bride.
In Ilkeston Haddon House’s Halloween Party had a warmer feel thanks to local entertainer John West who had everyone doing the jittering jive or wearisome waltz. Residents and their families enjoyed all of the Halloween fun that the home provided and had enough sweet treats to prevent any tricks happening at the party.
At Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, the Home Manager and Deputy Manager were both sent to the stocks, all to raise money for special experiences for the residents in their care. The rest of the team encouraged the residents to throw sponges at the managers, after all what’s Halloween without a few tricks?
Meanwhile in Morecambe, residents, relatives and the care team at Morecambe Bay Care Home enjoyed some apple bobbing and other Halloween fun. The same could also be said of the residents up in Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle.
The team at Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast pulled out all of the stops dressing to impress the residents as they wold choose who would be crowned the Queen or King of Halloween.
Residents at Kilburn Care Home in Belper created their own sweet treats by decorating cookies and carving pumpkins before putting the care team through their paces to identify the best and worst dressed for their Halloween celebrations.
A gruesome time was had by all.
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?