Welcome to Holywood Care Home

Holywood Care Home in Belfast provides personalised 24-hour nursing care for frail, elderly residents.

Ours is a comfortable, purpose-built home set in extensive grounds on a hill next to Redburn Country Park – so it’s ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors.

At Holywood, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage them to take part in all decisions – contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

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Life at Holywood Care Home

A carer and a resident

My father has recently been resident in Holywood Care Home during his final illness. The level of care which he received during this time was excellent. The staff were all extremely attentive to his needs and treated him with kindness and dignity.

I would also add that my whole family were also made to feel welcome as we sat with our father in his final days. The staff did everything that they could to make this very difficult time easier for us all. We all appreciate their help and kindness.

Margaret Cooper, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Holywood Care Home

My mum is in Holywood Care home. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and mum is very happy there. I know when I'm not at the home that she is well cared for. Also the staff and management make sure you are involved in any decisions.

Madeleine Scott, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Holywood Care Home

My father was extremely happy in this home. The staff couldn't do enough and were always pleasant. Friendly atmosphere and lovely environment. Grounds are beautiful. The activities were always good. Plenty of interaction from all staff. Church services and musical entertainment.

S Cochrane, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Holywood Care Home

My relative was in Holywood for nearly 5 years and was always very well cared for. All of the staff are very friendly and approachable. The home is in a beautiful setting. The home has lovely decor and good facilities.

Rachel Downing, Relative of Resident/Service User at Holywood Care Home

As a resident I feel very safe in my surrounding. There is always someone available to help me. To me it is like and extended family and friends. I am very well looked after. My medication is always given on time whereas i would of forgotten at home. The staff are marvelous and more than willing to assist. They go out of their way to help me in any circumstances.

Frances Alexander, Resident / Service User at Holywood Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Holywood Care Home whether...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Holywood Care Home in Belfast. 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
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

24 Apr 2017

As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.

The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.

With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.

In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.

You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides


13 Mar 2017

We’ll be launching the 2017 Four Seasons Care Awards in the summer. In the meantime, we thought it would be nice to catch up with some of the winners of last year’s awards, to see what it’s been like since they’ve gone back to the floor.

This week we’ll be focusing on Mauro Magbitang from Bangor Care Home in Bangor, who won the Specialist Services Champion award.

Mauro was commended for championing a diverse range of services after he created a specialist service in Holywood Care Home.

Mauro told us: “I felt humbled and honoured that the hard work and dedication of the team at Holywood had been recognised. I couldn’t have developed the service without them, and this award isn’t just for me it’s for them. The award was a boost to moral and has helped the team at Holywood continue to go from strength to strength.”

Not only was Mauro humbled on the night, but when he returned to Belfast his team had surprised him with a welcome home party. Although after the five minutes of fame, Mauro himself admits it was business as usual.

Since winning the award, Mauro has moved to Bangor Care Home where he hopes to replicate the success he had in Holywood and create a specialist service to help create a diverse living space.

“Winning the award has encouraged me to continue to grow the specialist service in Northern Ireland,” added Mauro. “Watch this space!”

Information about Four Seasons Care Awards 2016 is available on the awards section of our website.


9 Dec 2016

Mauro Magbitang, Home Manager at Holywood Care Home in Belfast has been crowned ‘Specialist Services Champion’ at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.

The award Mauro has won commends him for championing a diverse range of services and are dedicated to the people he cares for.

Following over 1,200 nominations, Mauro was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.

Richard Hardman, Head of Service Development for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Mauro with this award said: “Providing good quality care is something that we strive to do. But in a world where care needs are so diverse, specialisms need to be introduced. Mauro did just that at Holywood and I and the other judges are very privileged to present this award to him. Well done Mauro.”

Alana Irvine, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Strangford Lough and South East, said: “Developing a new service can be very challenging but Mauro has never faltered in his drive to make the transition from long stay hospital wards to a community setting a success. I echo that his commitment and drive make him a force to be reckoned with. Well done Mauro, you are indeed a worthy winner.”

On receiving the award, Mauro said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. It means so much to me. It means I must be doing something right. I am completely shocked and humbled to have won. I feel no different to anyone else, not special in any way, but I am privileged to be highly thought of by my colleagues.”

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Care Home Manager

Roxana Mitrea

221 Old Holywood Road, Holywood, Belfast, BT18 9QS

028 904 26 900

028 904 26 199

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