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Origin of Dealgan House

Dealgan House Nursing Home was established in 2001 by sisters Nora Byrne and Catherine Farrelly, both nurses with long experience in caring for the elderly. The Home initially had 30 bedrooms but in 2004, a 20 bedroom extension was opened. Further minor expansions brought us to a capacity of 53 beds. In response to the demographic changes occurring in Ireland and the increasing demand for nursing home beds, a further 32 bedrooms and associated ancillary facilities were added on in 2016 bringing our current capacity to 84 beds.

Dealgan House provides a range of homely sitting and dining rooms for the enjoyment of our residents. A number of larger rooms will accommodate the weekly mass, Christmas parties, the annual art exhibition and other special events.

Dealgan House is registered by HIQA and is subject to regular inspection by that agency.

The aims and objectives of Dealgan House Nursing Home are to

  • Provide a home from home which will ensure a welcoming and homely environment to residents, their relatives and friends.
  • Provide our residents with excellent nursing and personal care and to ensure that they have access to all required medical care and therapies.
  • Create and maintain an ethos in which the needs of residents will come first and in which they will be accorded the dignity and respect to which they are entitled.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for our residents.
  • Create a work environment in which our staff will feel valued and respected.

Dealgan House Staff

Our staff are our most precious resource and are at the core of all the good things that happen at Dealgan House (see the Testimonials section). A team of some 100 people, nurses, care attendants, activities coordinators, cooks, kitchen assistants, house keepers, administration and maintenance staff, are led by

Director of Nursing and Person in Charge, Catriona Hande

Clinical Nurse Manager, Dolores Conroy

Administrator, Anne Carr

Facilities of Dealgan House

The purpose-built home provides a range of bedrooms, sitting rooms and dining areas suitable to the varying needs of our residents. It is constructed on a spacious, 4 acre site on the western outskirts of Dundalk. The first phase was built around a central garden which is attractively landscaped and contains walkways, benches for sitting out, a variety of plants and shrubs, bird tables and a water feature. When the weather permits, our residents love to sit out in the courtyard to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. The extension currently underway will provide a second enclosed space which is being developed as a sensory garden.

 

The recent extension is comprised of the Tain Suite which has 15 bedrooms, sitting and dining facilities and a kitchenette, and the Sonas Suite, a Memory Loss Unit with 17 bedrooms and all the required facilities. Both suites operate as self-contained households led by a Homemaker. Residents of the Sonas Suite have access to the sensory garden in which they can relax or cultivate plants in raised beds.

 

A large function room was also built as part of the recent extension and provides space for events such as Church Services, the annual art exhibition, Christmas Parties and any other major functions.