Following guidance issued by the Department of Health in July, Springlawn Nursing Home reviewed our suspension of visiting and we aim to support our residents to see their families again in person. However, due to new Government guidelines in September 2020, visitor numbers are now reduced from two people to one person per resident. This is to minimise the risk of other households mixing when attending visits.

In addition, we have reviewed our appointments and have reduced the number of appointments available each day to maintain safety of clients and ensure ongoing thorough cleaning. All visits must be booked in advance – we must all adhere to the home policy of restricted visiting times to allow deep cleaning of the area used following each visit

No window visits (downstairs clients) will be allocated and any requests for visiting must be arranged by following the home policy

It is important to note that all of our residents remain in the high risk category from COVID 19 (Coronavirus) due to age, and medical conditions, therefore our visits will be phased, strictly managed and reviewed daily in accordance with guidance and the wellbeing of residents. Please see video below to explain what to expect when you get here.

Springlawn has carefully considered how we can implement visiting as safely as possible, our policy has been developed following a thorough risk assessment of the nursing home with the aim to minimise the risk of infection, and ensure the safety of our residents, staff, visitors and outer public as much as possible.

The following policy will be effective from week commencing Wednesday 22nd July – updated on 24th September – and provides all information you need to know as a visitor.

Principles for Visiting:

Where possible virtual visiting remains the preferred option as this will support in reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Our face to face visits MUST be pre arranged to reduce the number of people entering the home and to allow for adequate cleaning between visits. Our prearranged visits must be booked via telephone which will allow you to make an appointment for the next available visiting slot. Please note visiting slots cannot be block booked this is to ensure all residents have an opportunity to receive visitors.

When booking your visiting slot you will be asked to complete our screening questionnaire. Upon your arrival you will then be asked to sign this form declaring all information remains unchanged and we will also record your temperature at this point.

Visits will now be restricted to one designated visitor for no more than 30minutes (this will be reviewed weekly).

Visitors must wear face masks that they must provide themselves and masks must be in place before entering the home.

No visitors under the age of 16 will be permitted and only in exceptional circumstances will children be granted visits.

You are asked not bring anything with you into the home, such as food parcels, presents, etc unless discussed with the nurse manager following a thorough risk assessment, this is to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

Protocol on Arrival:

The visitor must go to the front door to make staff aware they have arrived, please do not make your way into the home ring the bell and wait for a staff member to come to you. At the front door visitors must sign their screening questionnaire and a staff member will also check and record your temperature.

The side entrance is now our designated visiting area, so you will be redirected to enter this area via the side door eliminating footfall through the nursing home.

Visitors must only enter when their mask is in place and they must use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering the visiting room.

If visitors wish to discuss the well being of the resident with the manager or nurse in charge, please do this via telephone, this will ensure visiting time is maximised with your loved one.

The visitor’s room has screen protection in place to accommodate social distancing and reduce the spread of infection and visits may require supervision depending on the residents needs.

Toilet facilities cannot be used by visitors; again this is to reduce the spread of infection.

Protocol on Departure

Staff will make you aware when visiting time is over, you must use the hand sanitizer provided before you leave and please ensure you keep your mask in place until you have left the building

You will exit from the same door you entered.

Additional Visiting Arrangements

Should a resident wish to have a visit from a Minister of Faith, an agreed and pre-arranged visit can be accommodated. This visit will not be counted as or replace a resident’s scheduled visit with family/friends. Visiting Ministers of Faith must adhere to the detail of the care home’s visiting policy.

End of Life Visiting

Families must seek permission in advance from the nurse in charge to visit end of life residents in their own room.

The nurse in charge will complete a thorough risk assessment to ensure it is complexly safe to allow this visit. The capacity of family to provide informed consent relating to the risks associated with visiting will be taken into account as will the capacity of the patient to receive visitors.

If visiting is then approved by the nurse in charge suitable times for visiting will be discussed, only one visitor will be permitted at a time for an agreed amount of time. The nursing home may limit the frequency of visits, duration of visits, or numbers of visitors in accordance with the risk to other patients, other care staff, or other practical considerations in the care home.

In all cases, visitors must agree to undertake all actions ad precautions issued by the nursing home for visiting and end of life visiting. Any decision to deny visiting rights will be made following a risk assessment and which will be communicated clearly with the resident and their family members/friends.

Our visitor’s policy will remain under constant review and we will continue to update you on any changes.

A Special Note of Thanks

This has been an extremely difficult period for everyone and we at Springlawn Nursing Home greatly appreciate how supportive you have been and we fully comprehend that you want to see your loved one as soon as possible. We ask for your patience on our phased visiting approach as our number one priority is the safety of our residents.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you once again for your continued support.

For enquiries please call +44 28 8224 4550 or email: springlawn@hotmail.com

In the meantime, you can view this VISITORS GUIDE VIDEO so you know what to expect when you get here:


The Springlawn Group of Care Homes is seeking to recruit a staff nurse in Omagh to lead care teams across their 5 care homes in the area. This is a full-time permanent position.

This position is suitable for overseas applicants who have passed the NMC’s CBT test of competence or have full registration with the NMC and can work 37.5 hours per week

About The Staff Nurse in Omagh Post

To support the Home Manager in providing leadership to the care team in a private residential nursing home with a positive caring outlook. Providing care services including;

  • administration of medication,
  • maintenance of patient’s records
  • liaising with families
  • dealing with professional visitors, for example, Social Workers or Doctors.

This post will have a key responsibility for the quality of nursing assessment, care planning and implementation. It also covers evaluation of care staff training. This is to ensure that at all times residents continue to receive an excellent standard of care.

The registered NMC staff nurse is required to perform all duties in accordance with the NMC register and RQIA guidelines.

The staff nurse is responsible for the promotion of teamwork within the Care Homes.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £15.00 to £18.00 /hour

Education:

  • Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)

Licence:

  • NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

About The Springlawn Group of Care Homes

The Springlawn Group of Nursing Homes was established in 1988. The vision was and remains to create a friendly, welcoming and person-centred environment, which makes residents feel at home at all times. The ultimate aim was to avoid having an institutional or clinical feel to the nursing homes. As a result, all of our homes boast beautifully kept bedrooms and living areas. They also include tidy, spacious exterior gardens and courtyards which are accessible to all residents. Our homes provide the highest standards of nursing and dementia care in a pleasant and welcoming environment.

The homes are:

Springlawn House, 44 Dromore Rd, Omagh BT78 1RB, a 36-bedroom nursing home which offers residential and full nursing care.

Hillcrest Nursing Home, 23b Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL -which features 39 single en-suite bedrooms. This facility specialises in general nursing as well as dementia nursing. So, it has its own separate Dementia Residential Unit of 17 rooms on the ground floor.

Hillside Residential, 23a Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL –  a specialist facility which focuses particularly on functionally mentally ill patients. It consists of 12 single rooms and care is provided by care assistants who encourage and promote the independence of all residents.

Hillview Lodge, 23 Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL – a private nursing home with 20 en-suite rooms, 16 consisting of general nursing and 4 consisting of dementia nursing.

Knockmoyle Lodge, 29 Knockmoyle Road, Omagh BT79 7TB – a 38-room private care home in the rural hinterland of Omagh, with its own separate and specialised Dementia Care Unit.

How to Apply for the Staff Nurse in Omagh Post

To enquire or to request a job application form, please call Audrey on  +44 28 8224 4550  or email her at springlawn@hotmail.com.  You can also download an application form and health declaration form here.

The Springlawn Group of Nursing Homes  has nursing vacancies in Omagh nursing homes which belong to their group.

They are recruiting PERMANENT & PART-TIME NURSES and are looking for “enthusiastic & committed Nurses to join our team. Experience of working in a dementia unit is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. Valid NMC registration is essential.

Please note that all nurses recruited will be given the opportunity to maintain their clinical skills and knowledge.

Please contact Paula on (028) 82 247931 for an application form & job description.

Omagh Nursing Homes in the Springlawn Group

The Springlawn Group of Nursing Homes owns and runs the following top quality Omagh nursing homes:

Springlawn House

44 Dromore Rd, Omagh BT78 1RB.  Phone: +44 28 8224 4550 Email: springlawn@hotmail.com

Person in charge: Sharon Colhoun (Matron/Manager)

Springlawn House is 36-bedroom nursing home which offers residential and full nursing care, according to our clients’ needs. We also have respite and step-down facilities for our short-term care residents. Established in 1990, Springlawn House has been modernised over the years to help us provide the highest quality of healthcare to our residents. From the latest post-operative recovery facilities to compassionate end-of-life care and short-term respite care, we are equipped to look after individuals with wide-ranging needs. Our activity therapists plan a variety of fun programs including bingo, card games, arts and crafts, entertainment, local trips, etc. to enhance our residents’ quality of life.

Registered Care Categories: Learning Disability (maximum of 2 patients) • Nursing Care • Physical Disability (maximum 2 patients)

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington’s Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson’s Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Specialist Care Areas include:

  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Cancer
  • Head Injury and Stroke

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Phone: +44 28 8224 7931 Email: knockmoylelodge@hotmail.com

Registered Care Categories: Nursing Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Specializes in Dementia Care

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Sheltered Housing • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Hillcrest

23b Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL

Phone: +44 28 8225 1222 Email: hillcrestcarefacility@hotmail.co.uk

Person in charge: Julie Taylor (Manager)

Hillcrest Nursing home is a private Care Home with nursing services, with 76 single en-suite rooms.

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Eating Disorders • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Multiple Sclerosis

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Hillside Residential

23a Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL. Phone: +44 28 8225 2822

Person in charge: Karen Shields (Manager)

Hillside Residential is a specialist facility which focuses on younger adults and mental health. It has 13 single rooms.

Registered for a maximum of 13 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Mental Health Condition • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Asperger Syndrome • Autism/ASD • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Challenging Behaviour • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury

Facilities & Services:

Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Hillview Lodge

23 Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL. Phone: +44 28 8225 1222

Person in charge: Julie Taylor (Manager)

Hillview Lodge is a private nursing home with 76 en-suite rooms.

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer’s • Anorexia/Bulimia/Self Harming • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Challenging Behaviour • Colitis & Crohn’s Disease • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington’s Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson’s Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Sheltered Housing • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room