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
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.”
16 Mar 2017
Domnall Care Centre, Belfast has scored the maximum possible 100% satisfaction rating for its standards of care in a national survey among people in care homes. It also scored 100% for people being happy with life in the home, in the survey for “Your Care Rating".
The home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, achieved over 95% overall performance rating, scoring 953 points from a possible maximum of 1,000, The overall performance rating is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the residents.
The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI.
Domnall Care Centre also achieved 100% rating for being a safe secure place to live and for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect. All participating residents said that the staff understand them as an individual, are sensitive to the way they are feeling and are capable of providing the care they need.
The home scored very highly with over 99% or 991 out of a possible 1,000 around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the home.
In responses to other survey questions 100% of respondents said they can take part in activities and hobbies if they want. They all said the menu offered a good choice of meals each day and the food served is of good quality.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, who run the home, said: "All the care team are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at Domnall rated the home so highly.
"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 99% overall customer satisfaction rating.”Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority inspectors reported that residents told them: “Amazing place my mum is well looked after,” and “Staff friendly and helpful.”
In addition to providing elderly care, the home provides intermediate care services. A collaboration between the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Domnall Intermediate Care Centre enables medically stable patients to be discharged from hospital for a period of recovery in the care centre, so freeing up beds in the hospital wards. The home has capacity of 52 beds of which 29 are contracted for the intermediate care service. The service is clinically led with a Consultant, Prescribing Pharmacists, GPs and a team of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff and assistants, together with nursing and care staff.
27 Jan 2017
On Thursday 12th January 2017, Four Seasons Health Care was represented well at the Randox award by a number of our talented teams.
We had four nominations at the prestigious awards including Daniel Oliveira from Bangor Care Home was shortlisted for the Nurse of the Year category, and Domnall Intermediate Care Centre being shortlisted for Care Home of the Year.
Although we were unsuccessful in those two categories, the two finalists became award winners in our other two categories.
Leanna Bonar, Home Manager at Domnall Intermediate Care Centre, was highly commended in the Practice Manager Category and Karen Miller who won the Prescribing Pharmacists Award, both brought the awards back to Domnall.
Alana Irvine, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in the Strangford Lough & SE area, said: “I’m very proud of everyone who was nominated for these awards. They all work extremely hard to make a difference and provide the best care for the residents in their homes. It’s great to see Four Seasons Health Care celebrated at awards like this. Well done again everyone!”
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48 - 50 Old Dundonald Road, Belfast, BT16 2EH
028 9041 9796
028 9041 9802