Local nursing home operator Dunluce Healthcare has announced the launch of its innovative new career development programme, Dunluce Academy.

With the aim of building long-lasting careers in the healthcare industry, Dunluce Academy will encompass practical training with structural education programmes and mentorship across a range of job roles.

The initiative is spearheaded by Dunluce Healthcare’s Chief Executive, Ryan Smith. He said:

“At Dunluce Healthcare, we recognise the importance of providing exceptional care to our residents.

“The Dunluce Academy represents our dedication to investing in the development of our team and providing a nurturing environment that encourages personal growth and professional advancement.

“Our comprehensive approach to learning is what sets us apart, and our new Academy will allow us to go beyond what most healthcare businesses offer, supporting employee advancement through continuous training, vocational courses, and academic programmes.”

Dr. Kevin Moore, Director of Nursing at Dunluce Healthcare, who has over 40 years’ experience in his field, added:

“Dunluce Academy builds on our reputation as an employer that goes the extra mile for its staff, resulting in outstanding care for our residents.

“We are proud to have a compassionate and caring team that helps gives our residents a home away from home, and our shared decision-making approach ensures that everyone’s voices are heard.

“We hope that this structured programme enables our team to create a fruitful and fulfilling career path, one in which we will be beside them every step of the way.”

Dunluce Healthcare currently operates residential and nursing care facilities at Oakmont Lodge (Bangor), Hillcrest Care Home (Omagh), Hillside Residential (Omagh), and Gortacharn Nursing Home (Lisnaskea).