New £10m Co Down care home development to create 110 jobs

Dunluce Healthcare's chief executive Ryan Smith (centre), at the new Peninsula care facility with nursing director Kevin Moore (left).

CO DOWN care home operator Dunluce Healthcare has launched a recruitment drive for 110 roles at its new £10 million facility in Newtownards.

The Peninsula project, which is still at the construction phase, will provide a range of nursing, residential, respite, and dementia care to 80 residents when completed.

Dunluce Healthcare recently acquired the Gortacharn Residential and Nursing Home in Lisnaskea.

Its portfolio of care homes also includes Hillcrest Care Home and Hillside Residential in Omagh, and Oakmount Lodge in Bangor.

The chief executive of Dunluce Healthcare, Ryan Smith, said the new facility in Newtownards will provide employment opportunities to those living in the surrounding area.

“We are currently recruiting for 110 jobs across a variety of care home roles including nursing, managerial positions, activities coordinators, administrative staff, kitchen staff and maintenance personnel,” he said.

“At Dunluce Healthcare, we offer a career with real opportunity for development and training, providing financial support while staff learn and actively encouraging ongoing growth and progress.”

Kevin Moore, director of nursing at the company, added: “Dunluce Healthcare has a fantastic team of registered nurses, qualified care assistants and support staff, and the opening of the Peninsula gives us new opportunities to grow this dedicated team.

“We are looking for compassionate individuals with a passion for care who are driven to enriching the lives of our patients and residents.

“We have a number of roles currently open and would encourage anyone suited to a career in care to apply."