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Evening Extra on four Seasons Closures

Seven of Four Seasons Care Homes to close as they are not financially sustainable.  Interview with Pauline Shepherd followed by the Health Minister, Simon Hamilton on Radio Ulster on the 23rd November 2015. Follow this link to listen to the interviews

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Good Morning Ulster Interview relating to the National Living Wage

Discussion on the impact the National Living Wage will have on health Care providers broadcast on Radio Ulster on the 30th October. Follow this link to listen to the interviews

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Castleview Celebrate 25 years

Celebrating 25 wonderful years   Castleview Private Nursing Home, Carrickfergus, opened in 1990 with a desire to provide an integrated service to people with a learning disability, a service that was severely lacking in the community at that time. 25 years on and Castleview’s vision of offering […]

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Good Morning Ulster Interview on Donaldson Report 4/9/2015

Good Morning Ulster Interview on Donaldson Report. Pauline Shepherd and Janice Smith Interview can be heard here

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Good Morning Ulster Radio programme

Good Morning Ulster Radio programme – covering the UKHCA communication to the Chancellor on the impact of the National Living Wage on domiciliary care providers. I was asked to participate in this programme to discuss the impact on care home providers – a link to the actual […]

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Celebrating 25 years

IHCP celebrates 25 years representing our members                                                   Rosemary tells us the history of IHCP – In 1989 a group of Nursing Home […]

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Can We Trust the Trusts?

Can We Trust the Trusts? Cuts to Vital Services for Frail and Older People (Click Here) to download full report   Summary Health Trusts across Northern Ireland are undermining government policy by cutting funding to vital services for vulnerable and older people. The Government’s Transforming Your Care programme […]

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Congratulations to all our finalists and winners from our N. Ireland Independent Care Awards evening which took place on Thursday 17th October at the Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast.

A wonderful night was had by all.  Please find below the list of finalists and winners:

Flourishing Award

Harry Reid, Hutchinson Care Homes- Winner

Marie McCartney, Macklin Group – Highly Commended

Dr. Fred Wright, Belfast Central Mission – Highly Commended

Backbone Award

Lucy McCreery, Domestic Care Group - Joint Winner

Gillian Masson, Healthcare Ireland Group -Joint Winner

Lisa Steele, Hutchinson Care Homes

Andrew McQuillen, Belfast Central Mission

Care Team – Residential Housing with Care Award

Strand Residential Unit, Priory Group - Winner

Aaron House , Presbyterian Church in Ireland/Council for Social Witness

Burleigh Hill House, MD Healthcare

Rosevale Lodge, Four Seasons Healthcare

Nursing Award

Laura Campbell, Macklin Group - Winner

Josette Fernandez, Four Seasons Healthcare

Brenda Service, Wilson Group

Care Team – Nursing Home Award

Larne Care Centre, Wilson Group - Winner

Nursing Care Team, Castleview Private Nursing Home

Domnall Intermediate Care, Four Seasons Healthcare

Specialist Practice Award

Laura Ferguson, Four Seasons Healthcare - Winner

Laura Paterson Spa Nursing Homes Ltd

Mary Stevenson, Healthcare Ireland Group

Care Team – Domiciliary and Care at Home Award

Newtownabbey Team, Homecare Independent Living - Winner

Ards Peninsula Locality Support Team, Optimum Care

Rapid Response Team, Connected Health Ltd

Innovation Award

Ryan Williams, Connected Health Ltd - Winner

Recovery Star Model, Four Seasons Healthcare

Jacqui Corscadden, Age N.I.

Leadership Award

Kathie Stevenson, Beechvale Nursing Home - Winner

Kayleigh Hunniford, Priory Adult Care

Louise McConville, Radius Housing Association


Team Spirit Award

Burleigh Hill House, MD Healthcare - Winner