Macklin Group Honour Long Serving Staff



24 January 2017


Staff members at the family-run Macklin Care Homes in Northern Ireland have been honoured for their tireless work and dedication to the care of their residents over the last 30 years.

Over 100 employees from five nursing homes within the group were recognised for their contribution to the care of 267 residents at an anniversary event at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine.

Macklin Care Homes, which opened its first home in Northern Ireland exactly 30 years ago, now operates five homes; Arlington in South Belfast, Park Manor in Dunmurry, Ratheane in Coleraine, Milesian Manor in Magherafelt and Leabank in Ballycastle.

The company employs 400 staff and at the 30th year anniversary event, the employees were presented with a gift from Macklin Care Homes management to recognise their service, ranging from five years to 25 years.

Gareth Macklin, managing director of the Macklin Group which also includes the Malone Lodge Hotel in Belfast, said: “At Macklin Care Homes we place great value on our residents and staff and we pride ourselves on the excellent care we have provided over the last 30 years. We deliver care with heart and that is delivered through the huge dedication of all our staff.

“Some colleagues joined the company in more recent times while others have been with us for from the day we opened our business. We would like to this take opportunity to say thank you to all our employees for their loyal dedication over the years and we hope we continue to enjoy a happy working relationship.”


Wider SMT 5 year staff SMT with cake

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