A £2 million private investment by Dunluce Healthcare in Bangor has created 30 jobs with the opening this week of a dementia wing at its Oakmont Lodge nursing and residential home.

Designed specially around residents’ needs, the new 24-bed dementia wing will provide the highest quality of residential and nursing care, housed in the most modern of surroundings.

It now brings the total number of beds at Oakmont Lodge to 80.

Situated in Bangor West, the new development also includes a large sensory garden which has been designed specifically for those living with dementia, with leading pathways, ambient lighting, and fragrant flowers and shrubs.

Ryan Smith, Chief Executive of Dunluce Healthcare said:

“When we began planning our new dementia wing, we looked at current best practice, and to the future, in order to develop a centre of excellence.

“The feedback from interested families and our nursing and auxiliary teams has been fantastic and we believe we have created a centre, offering the highest quality of care in an environment that all residents can regard as their home.”

Each of the new 24-bedrooms has been beautifully designed and furnished, with large lounges and dining rooms overlooking the gardens.

Annette Martin, Residential Manager at Oakmont Lodge said:

“Choosing the right care home is one of the most important decisions you can make for yourself or for your loved one.

“While staying at Oakmont Lodge, we place you and your family at the heart of everything that we do. We understand that the requirements of our residents are unique, and we focus on identifying their individual needs, and then ensuring they have the right nursing and care teams.

“From delicious and well-balanced meals prepared by our executive chefs, to fun and therapeutic activities, we ensure that residents are central to everything we do at Oakmont Lodge.”