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Marina Long Service Award 

In June 2018 two fo our Staff Nurses marked long service milestones at Marina Care Home in Ballyronan. Staff Nurse Margaret McKenna has dedicated 30 years long service to Marina and not far behind is Staff Nurse Iris Hession who has been part of our team for 23 years. Both Nurses have shown unbelievable loyalty and dedication not only to their profession but ultimatley to all our past and present residents in the Marina Care Home. 

We are only too glad to mark the occasion with a surprise part attended by their proud families, the Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Mr Sean McPeake, the Home Manager Una McTaggart and the Care Home owners, the Kelly Family. Both Margaret and Iris received beautiful engraved crystal to mark their remarkable service in a day when the Marina also held a successful fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society. 

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Rockfield Care Home Open Day 

On Sunday 29th July 2018 Rockfield Care Home opened their doors to friends and family members. This was a chance for everyone to get involved and see the great work that goes on within our Care Home. 

The summer garden party had entertainment by Trevor Dixon, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and a Fab Granny Award. Members of our staff dressed up as Mr and Mrs Rockfield 2018 with the residents getting involved also. 

As the Eari Wig festival was running that weekend in Newry town centre, the Eari Wig himself called up into the Home to greet residents and staff. 

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Rockfield Sponsored Walk

On Sunday 17th June staff and friends from Rockfield Care Home in Newry took part in a sponsored walk in Aid of the Southern Area Hospice along the new Newry Greenway. 

A great day was had by everyone and the staff at Rockfield would like to thank everyone that took part in the walk and helped sponsor them. 
 

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Alzheimer's Society Cup Cake Day Fundraiser 

 

On 14th June Bramblewood Care Home held a coffee morning to raise some funds for the Alzheimer's Society Cupcake Day. This is a charity that is close to our hearts across all our four Care Homes. The staff got involved and made the cupcakes which went down a treat for many of our residents and guests. 
We want to say a big thank you to all you supported our coffee morning in Bramblewood. 

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Bramblewood Care Home Improvement Works 

We have just completed a substantial investment in the grounds of Bramblewood in time for our summer ‘heat wave’! The works included a new paving and walled seating area allowing more usable outdoor space for our residents to enjoy. We also completed upgrading words to the front of the Home and Landscaping works which included a new upgraded car parking. 

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Rockfield's Easter Bonnet Competition 

In Rockfield the residents were getting into the Easter Spirit over the weekend with an Easter party. This included an Easter bonnet competition which resident Colette won with her colourful bonnet. 

All the residents had a great day decorating their bonnets and enjoyed showing off their finished results. 

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Bryansburn Enjoy Some Traditional Music 

Bryansburn kicked off the St Patrick's Day celebrations this week with a performance of some traditional Irish music. Paddy Cassidy brought along his Irish whistle and entertained the residents. 
Everyone really enjoyed the music and it was a great way to start the weeks events for St Patrick' Day. 

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Pancake Tuesday

On 13th February  Bramblewood Care celebrated Shrove Tuesday. The residents enjoyed Pancake Tuesday with freshly made pancakes and lots of different toppings such as fresh fruit, chocolate, lemon juice and bacon.  
 

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Rockfield's meal out

Braving the winter weather recently some of our residents from Rockfield Care Home enjoyed a lovely meal out at Mayobrige Golf Club.

 

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Marina Christmas Party 2017

Marina Christmas Party 2017

On Tuesday 19th December Marina Care Home had their annual Christmas Party. Entertainment was provided to the residents and their family by Loup Primary School and Ballyronan Playgroup as well as the Music Man! Everyone had a great time. 

Throughout the Christmas week Marina Care Home was also visited by St Treas Primary School which provided musical entertainment and irish dancing by pupils who are champion dancers and musicians. The residents also had their Christmas outing to Cookstown garden centre and cafe, which every thoroughly enjoyed.  
 

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Bramblewood Christmas Party 2017

Bramblewood Christmas Party 2017

Our residents in Bramblewood Care Home, Bangor enjoyed their Christmas Party in December 2017. The Christmas Party had entertainment by the resident favourite 'Elvis' and refreshments in the form of mulled wine and mince pies along with a visit from Santa. 

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the residents and family members were treated to a full on activity programme, including coffee morning and bake sale, carol services and a Christmas movie night. The male residents also benefited from a Christmas pamper to get them ready for the festive events. 

 

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Bryansburn Christmas Party 2017 

Bryansburn Christmas Party 2017

Here are just some photos of our team and residents enjoying their Annual Christmas Party 2017 in Bryansburn Care Home. The staff and residents were joined by family and friends and treated to festive refreshments and entertainment, topped off by a visit from Santa!

Throughout the Christmas period Bryansburn Care Home held a number of festive events for the residents including the Christmas movie 'ELF' and Christmas carols sung by some local choirs. 

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Bramblewood's MacMillian Coffee Morning 

We had a delightful morning on 29th September for MacMcillian's 'Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning'. Residents and staff enjoyed tea/coffee as well as some great home baking. Most importantly we raised a great amount MacMillian Cancer Support. 

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Long Service Awards at 3 of our Care Homes. 

At Burnview Healthcare we are delighted to be celebrating with some of our staff who have been with us over 20years. Our people have always been our greatest asset and everyones individual contributions make for an exceptional team. It is our staff who enable us to deliver the customer service that shows our passion for the organisation we are today. 

We want to thank the following staff for their dedication and acknowledge the value of their commitment to Burnview Healthcare:  
Yvonne Thompson  (Care Assistant) 20years in Bramblewood 
Lorna McClintock ( Head Cook )  20years in Bryansburn 
Lorraine Robinson ( Catering Assistant/ Cook) 21 years in Bryansburn 
Fearghal Goodman ( Catering Assistant) 25 years in Rockfield
Carmel Flynn (Head Cook) 25years in Rockfield. 

 

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Bryansburn Annual Summer Garden Party. 

Bryansburn Care Home recently had their Annual Summer Garden Party which unfortunately had to be held indoors due to weather. However a great day was had with beautiful food and Elvis went down a storm with residents, visitors and staff!!

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Rockfield Residents take a trip to Warrenpoint's Maidens of the Mournes International Festival.

Rockfield residents enjoyed a day out to Warrenpoint's Maiden of the Mournes The Maiden of the Mournes International Festival continues to offer something for everyone from the free open air musical entertainment each evening, the childrens events. the fireworks display, sports events, brass and accordion bands, the Selection & Crowning of the 'Maiden of the Mournes' and the festival closing parade.

The highlight of the trip was seeing Hugo Duncan, some of our residents even got involved in his performance. 

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Annual Summer Garden Party at Bramblewood. 

On the 19th August, Bramblewood Care Home had their Annual Summer Garden Party. The residents and family members along with staff enjoyed a BBQ, garden games, a raffle as well as an Elvis impersonator!!

Everyone had a great time during the afternoon's activities. 

Alzheimer's Fundraising. 

On the 15th and 16th June we joined forces with the Alzheimer's Society to raise some much needed funds for a charity that is close to our hearts across all our four Care Homes. We ran a number of activites and events over the two days to coincide with the Alzheimer's Society's Cupcake Day. The cupcakes went down a treat for many of our residents and guests. 

Over the four Care Homes we are delighted to say we have raised a substantial donation to the Alzheimer's Society from the day. 

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Burnview in the Media!

We were recently featured in the August edition of the Ulster Tatler, showcasing some of the activities that we got up to during our Open Day in June.  
 

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Rockfield Canal Walk

A few of our residents enjoyed a recent walk round the city with our two Activity Coordinators Caroline and Pauline. This included taking in the beautiful fountains along Newry Canal on what was a beautiful sunny day. Jean and Philomena pictured really enjoyed the walk on one of our few sunny days!!!

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Alzheimer's Society Cupcake Day & Care Home Open Day in Marina

On Friday 16 th June we joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Society to raise some much needed funds. We also took the opportunity to embrace the 5 th Annual Care Home Open Day and were delighted to welcome Councillor Mark Glasgow (Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster Council) and MLA Patsy McGlone. Both men took time out of their busy schedules and spent time talking to residents and reminiscing with them about the local area! The cupcakes went down a storm as we all took a day off ‘dieting’.

The afternoon brought even more delights as an old themed baking demonstration took place where we were able to further indulge in tasty pancakes and soda farls. To relax after that we had a beautiful violin recital in the lounge which rounded of a great day in which we are delighted to have raised a great amount for the Alzheimer’s Society!!!
 

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Alzheimer's Society Cupcake Day in Bryansburn

On Thursday 15 th June we joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Society to raise some much needed funds for a charity very close to our hearts in Bryansburn. Our cook spent two days previous cooking up a storm and treated us all to some wonderful Cupcakes!

We were delighted to welcome along Mrs Mae Burke from the Alzheimer’s Society who spoke with a number of our families and residents giving great advice and explaining the great work that the charity does. In addition Councillor Scott Wilson who took time out from his busy schedule to offer support for this great cause. A great day was had by all especially those with a sweet tooth and we are glad to say we raised a great amount for the Alzheimer’s Society!!!
 

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Bramblewood's 'Care Home Open Day' 

As Care Home Open Day's emphasis is on the importance of connecting with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport, the theme for this year will be "Friendship". As part of this year's event on Friday 16 th June we took part on the 5 th Annual Care Home Open Day across our Homes. 

In Bramblewood we hosted a number of events to include a Yoga Session, party games, a mini disco with Mocktails and Buffet Tea. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Lady Hermon MLA and Councillor Alex Easton who spent time meeting residents and staff and enjoyed afternoon tea with some beautiful homemade cupcakes and treats. This day was a culmination of a great weeks entertainment in the Home which included Carers week. Throughout the week we had events for residents and staff to include various beauty treatments, BBQ and a visit from our local ice cream van!!
 

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Enjoying the sunshine at Bramblewood

Residents enjoying the sunshine

With the recent good weather some of our residents in Bramblewood were out in the garden enjoying the sunshine and playing dominoes. 

It is great to take advantage of the garden while the sunshine lasts!


Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017

The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended Care Homes in each region of the UK. We are delighted that Bryansburn, Bramblewood and Marina all achieved this great accolade within Northern Ireland.

The impartial reviews of our residents and their families are of great feedback. We welcome constructive feedback so we can make improvements where possible, and of course we also love a bit of praise!!!

Our teams from management, administration, nurses, carers, catering, housekeeping and maintenance all work in unision to create Care Homes that we are all proud off!!

Pictured above is some of our great team at Marina Care Home.

Why not pop accross and have a look at some of our reviews here

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Nurse Day 2017

At Burnview Healthcare we took time out last week to treat our Nurses on National Nurses Day 2017!!

We had a great morning in Bramblewood with plenty of cake and treats with novelty nurses packs given to all our nurses. A special word of thanks  to our Activity Staff and Cook who put great effort into the celebrations.

The local paper came out to mark the ocassion and we were able to show off our recent award for Top 20 in Care in Northern Ireland which is testament to the great work and commitment shown by all our team!!

The day was all about our Great Nurses though!!!

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