Welcome to Strangford Court Care Home
Strangford Court Care Home resides in a quiet location in Downpatrick - historically known as the county town of Down. We're lucky enough to be close to a lot of interesting landmarks, such as St Patrick's grave, Struell Wells and the Quoile river.
We are especially trained in caring for those living with dementia. Our unique approach is based on understanding dementia form the resident’s perspective, enabling us to deliver Special Resident Experiences and consistently good care everywhere.
Our home is very pleasant and relaxed, with lovely landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy. As Strangford Court is fairly modest in size, it really gives the feeling of being a home-from-home.
At Strangford Court Care Home, 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 residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Strangford Court Care Home
We have a dedicated personal activities coordinator who tries to enhance residents' lives with an active, stimulating programme. Many enjoy our hugely popular Wii console, and we offer weekly hairdressing and manicures too.
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained. Why not arrange a visit and we'll talk you through the facilities and activities on offer at Strangford Court Care Home?
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Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Strangford Court Care Home in Downpatrick. 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
- Sensory gardens
- 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.”
13 Feb 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 Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager for Belfast who won the Regional Manager accolade.
Lorraine is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to helping people with mental health issues. Her passion for helping people stemmed from having a family member who suffered from Schizophrenia.
“All I ever wanted was for him to have a better life,” Lorraine told us. “I strongly believe that people with mental illnesses should be encouraged and enabled to live as full lives as possible. I want to do my utmost to help as many people as I can do this.”
Everyone in Northern Ireland celebrated when Lorraine won the prestigious accolade. Lorraine herself was very happy, not only for herself but for all of the teams that she works with. “It was a little bit of recognition for the teams continued respectfulness, being caring and trusting nature which ultimately makes a difference to the people in our care. Which is something I strive to do,” said Lorraine
Since winning the award, Lorraine has been busy developing Four Seasons Mental Health Framework. She’s also visited the Regional Team and homes based in the North East of England sharing best practice and assisting them with regards to the setting up and running of specialised units.
Lorraine added: “I’m not one for the limelight, so being able to go back to work and continue to help my teams and other Four Seasons colleagues to continue to make a difference to the lives of the people we care for is something that makes me very proud to work for this company.”
9 Dec 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager for Belfast has been crowned ‘Regional Manager of the Year’ at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Lorraine has won commends her for how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis, whilst has supporting her homes helping them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders.
Following over 1,200 nominations, Lorraine was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.
James Robson, Change Delivery Director for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Lorraine with this award said: “Picking a winner for this category was very hard as all of the candidates are of a very high calibre. However, Lorraine’s passion and enthusiasm for her job, ensuring that the residents in her region get fantastic care no matter their needs. Congratulations Lorraine, you are a very worthy winner.”
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, said: “Lorraine is at the heart of the care sector for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland. There is nothing she doesn’t know, making her a fantastic asset for the team. I think she is a very worthy winner of this award. Well done Lorraine!”
On receiving the award, Lorraine said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. It means so much to me. 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 and it’s a real pleasure for me to provide special experiences for our residents.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Strangford Court Care Home in Downpatrick, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Clare Quail
26 Strangford Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6SL
028 446 12 481
028 44 839 867