Dunluce Healthcare opens new £10m home in Ards

Facility will offer hotel-quality care for nursing, dementia, respite, residential, and palliative needs

New £10m luxury care home in Newtownards will provide 110 jobs
Ryan Smith, chief executive of Dunluce Healthcare, helps open the £10, Newtownards care home with Ashley Robinson (left), residential manager of The Peninsula, , and Dianne Hunter, asset manager at Dunluce Healthcare

A new state-of-the-art care home has formally opened in Co Down following a £10 million investment by Dunluce Healthcare.

The Peninsula in Newtownards, which will provide jobs for 110 people, features cutting-edge dementia-friendly design that exceeds the highest recognised standards.

With 80 bedrooms, it is home to luxurious facilities including en-suites for every room, a private dining area and bar, reminiscence and sensory rooms, and a high-end salon.

Ryan Smith, chief executive at Dunluce Healthcare, said: “We’re excited to unveil this innovative and modern care home nestled in the serene surroundings of Scrabo Tower.

“We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care tailored to individual needs and The Peninsula will enable us to do this while ensuring our residents feel valued, respected, and well looked after.

“This commitment to caring is reflected in its outstanding design, which has focused on creating a home that our residents are comfortable in while making their stay with us as fulfilling and enriching as possible.”

The Peninsula, which will offer hotel-quality care for nursing, dementia, respite, residential, and palliative needs, has been designed to maximise the picturesque landscape on which it is built, with echoes of the natural environment incorporated throughout.

In addition to its leading facilities for residents, The Peninsula includes a specialised staff training area which will be used to accommodate the Dunluce Academy, Dunluce Healthcare’s training and development programme.

Dunluce Healthcare (www. also operates residential and nursing care facilities at Oakmont Lodge (Bangor), Hillcrest Care Home (Omagh), Hillside Residential (Omagh), and Gortacharn Nursing Home (Lisnaskea).