Welcome to Domnall Intermediate Care Centre
Domnall Intermediate Care Centre, based in Belfast, is a home-from-home in every possible way. It works in partnership with South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to provide short term rehabilitation or ongoing assessment to determine long-term needs for older people.
Intermediate Care allows people who are medically stable to complete their recovery in homely and welcoming surroundings, rather than in a hospital ward. While they’re relaxing with us, people still receive the same day-to-day care they would receive in hospital, provided by our own fully qualified nurses, carers and clinical support teams.
And, very importantly, our team will also devote lots of time to help people regain their old sense of confidence and independence including physiotherapy and occupational therapy as well as a great activities and entertainment programme so that they’re fully prepared to return home when the time comes.
Bedrooms are pleasantly decorated and carefully cleaned and maintained. Our lounges are bright and airy, whether people prefer a lively space with TV and conversation or a quiet room for a spot of reading. Our gardens are inviting and well maintained.
And, of course, the variety of tasty home-cooked meals we serve in our spacious communal dining rooms is another big part of the whole rehabilitation process.
Life at Domnall Intermediate Care Centre
We have a dedicated activities coordinator who organises varied pastimes and goings-on based on the needs and wishes of each person staying here. They interact with residents on a one-to-one basis and in groups.
Our programme includes games, knitting club, crafting and gardening.
I recently spent four to five weeks in Domnall Care Home. I found this home extremely good in fact it was 100%. The food was well cooked, the rooms were first class with own toilet and shower very well maintained. The staff and management were great, the physio's were on top of their job and believe me I came home a better man due to there wonderful home.
This is just a few words as I cant find the words to describe how good Domnall care home was. When I first went to visit my sister It was lovely and clean. Then I met the staff and everyone was friendly they all went the extra mile for you. My sister has learning difficulties and I recommend this caring home to anyone.
Types of care
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Domnall Intermediate Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in rooms
- Flat screen TV in lounge
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.
1 Nov 2017
3 members of the team and the team as a whole at Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast have received an award after being recognised for their caring nature.
The team members awarded a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award were:
- Aldona Zyczynska, Senior Care Assistant
- Stef Gooderham, Senior Care Assistant
- Julius Tamayo, Staff Nurse
- The Domnall Team
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.
Leeanna Bonar, Home Manager said: “This award for the team here at Domnall is very well deserved. I want to congratulate them on their success and thank them for all of their hard work and determination. Everyone was nominated by a resident or their relative and I believe this is very high praise indeed. Well done again everyone.”
Are you looking for a care home in Belfast? Domnall Intermediate Care centre provides support for all types of care including nursing care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
1 Sep 2017
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have worked with Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast to create a video launching their Three Steps Programme.
Three steps to positive practice is a framework designed to help health and social care professional to think about culture and practices and guide professional, ethical and legal decision making when considering the use of potentially restrictive practices. The 21st century requires fundamental changes in how health and social care professionals deliver care. One of these changes involves embedding the delivery of care, treatment and services in a rights based approach, which places the person at the centre of all we do.
The challenge for health and social care professionals is to positively manage risk and deliver care whilst navigating the complex legal and ethical processes which must guide practice.
The framework emphasises the importance of the focus on human rights and the core principles which must shape practices and services and put the person at the centre of the delivery of health and social care.
Three steps to positive practice is a continuous and cyclical process which requires a health and social care professional to:
- Consider and Plan – consider if the planned intervention is a restrictive practice using the definition, consider other less restrictive measures, and consider if the planned intervention is therapeutic in its intention;
- Implement the safeguards – use a rights based approach within professional accountability and legal frameworks to ensure that any restrictive practice is used only when deemed to be in the person’s best interests; and,
- Review & Reflect – ensure that a regular and timely review of the use of a restrictive practice is built into a therapeutic plan to meet the person’s needs, including reduction and/or removal of the restrictive practice as soon as is possible, and appropriate use of professional reflection support systems that consider the impact of the use of restrictive practices.
For more information about the framework take a look at the video which is available on YouTube.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Gary Cousins
48 - 50 Old Dundonald Road, Belfast, BT16 2EH
028 9041 9802