Welcome to Nightingale Care Centre
You'll find Nightingale Care Home in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Dungannon, County Tyrone. Here our very caring team works hard to make everyone feel at home.
We provide residential care, respite care, and support for young people with physical disabilities.
Our purpose-built property overlooks a bird sanctuary and peaceful loch. People living here love relaxing in our beautiful gardens, and on the patio with its great views of the loch and surrounding countryside.
Inside, we have communal and quiet lounges, and a range of bedrooms.
Life at Nightingale Care Centre
Our activities coordinator organises group and individual pastimes and diversions. Many people living here find the one-to-one time with staff particularly rewarding.
All activities are completely optional, and for those who'd like to take part we post a programme around the home.
Meals are home-cooked by our own chef, and there's always plenty of choice. We're more than happy to cater for individual dietary and cultural needs.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Nightingale Care Centre...
Nightingale Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Nightingale Care Centre in Dungannon. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
1 Oct 2017
On Wednesday 13th September 2017, the Tyrone Courier ran a touching piece regarding a resident at Nightingale Care Home in Dungannon and how his courageous actions 40 years previously had saved many peoples’ lives.
Healey Martin was the Captain of the ship ‘Sibonga’ which carried out a compassionate rescue of 1,003 Vietnamese refugees in 1979.
One refugee that was saved was 15 year old Ann Bates, who recently travelled over to meet her ‘hero’ Healey after all this time.
Ann, lives outside of London with her family had remained in correspondence with Healey over the years and made the decision to come and meet him at Nightingale Care Home where he now resides.
The rescue took place when a member of the crew had seen a boatload of around 600 refugees emitting distress signals and waving to attract his attention. He alerted Captain Martin about the situation. The decision was then made by the Captain to carry out the difficult task of helping the refugees into his ship.
Healey said: “We decided to take them on board and help them. They were in very cramped poor conditions.”
Only a few hours later the ship was faced with even more refugees that they also helped board, taking the number of people saved to over 1,000.
The Sibonga was on a circular route around the North Pacific and on a run between South East Asia and the west coast of Canada and North America visiting Manila, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
After arriving in Hong Kong the refugees were unable to disembark. This caused an issue for Captain Healey, as the Sibonga was unable to continue its journey with the new passengers as its illegal for a ship to sail without enough lifeboats for all of those on board.
After two weeks anchored at sea, Captain Martin got word that his employers had organised airplanes to transport the refugees back to the UK.
Both Healey and Ann enjoyed catching up on Saturday after all of these years, and will continue to stay in touch.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Nightingale Care Centre in Dungannon, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Bijini John
Old Eglish Road, Dungannon, BT71 7PA
028 8772 9481