Dunluce Healthcare Opens The Peninsula, a new care home in Newtownards

The Peninsula, a new state-of-the-art care home, has opened following a £10 million investment by Dunluce Healthcare.

Located in Newtownards, The Peninsula features cutting-edge dementia friendly design that exceeds the highest recognised standards.

With 80 bedrooms, The Peninsula is home to luxurious facilities including en-suites for every room, a private dining area and bar, reminiscence and sensory rooms, and a high-end salon.

Ryan Smith, Chief Executive at Dunluce Healthcare, said:

“We are excited to unveil The Peninsula, an innovative and modern care home nestled in the serene surroundings of Scrabo Tower.

“We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care tailored to individual needs and The Peninsula will enable us to do this while ensuring our residents feel valued, respected, and well looked after.

“This commitment to caring is reflected in its outstanding design, which has focused on creating a home that our residents are comfortable in while making their stay with us as fulfilling and enriching as possible.

The Peninsula, which will offer hotel-quality care for nursing, dementia, respite, residential, and palliative needs, has been designed to maximise the picturesque landscape on which it is built, with echoes of the natural environment incorporated throughout.

Ryan continued:

“Transitioning to a new environment is a very individual experience, and every care has been taken to consider how we can facilitate personal touches and create a real sense of community amongst residents and staff.

“This includes a unique private dining room with the ability to link up with loved ones around the world, enabling our residents to celebrate special occasions in style.”

In addition to its leading facilities for residents, The Peninsula includes a specialised staff training area which will be used to accommodate the Dunluce Academy, Dunluce Healthcare’s training and development programme.

The wellbeing and development for staff is crucial, as Ryan explained:

“Our person-centred approach to care requires a dedicated team, and it is our commitment to delivering a nurturing environment that encourages growth and professional advancement that sets us apart.

“We go the extra mile for our staff, and supporting our employees has been considered at every stage of The Peninsula, with specific facilities designed for their comfort.

“We are pleased to have filled the 110 job roles created by The Peninsula with a team of knowledgeable and compassionate staff and it was fantastic to welcome our first residents through the doors.”

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


Interested in viewing one of our homes? Arrange a viewing today where our dedicated team will welcome you and your family for a tour of our luxurious care homes.

The Peninsula:

4 Castlebawn Road
Newtownards, BT23 8AL

028 9131 0296


21 Nutfield Road
Lisnaskea, BT92 0LB

028 6772 1030

Hillcrest / Hillside:

23b Old Mountfield Road
Omagh BT79 7EL

028 8225 1222