The Resident’s Summer Party

The welcoming party to our Hawaiian themed Residents’ summer party this afternoon.



A great party was had today by all!!

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A visit from Dr Joost van Hoof

Dr Joost van Hoof, international expert in environmental interventions and the design of homes for older adults with dementia, visited Orwell Private during his tour to Ireland last week. He is pictured here with Peter Jones, Dr Amanda Phelan, Associate Dean Global Engagement of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems at UCD and Dr Mary Jones.



Winner of employee of the month!!

A BIG congratulations to Antonio who is our employee of the month!!!



Easter at Orwell Private

A snapshot of Easter at Orwell Private 


Some of our Men’s Shed Team braved the cold on a chilly April morning to get their hands dirty and plant us some buds for summer!


Our winning Easter Bonnet – watch out Philip Treacy!


The selection of treats for the Easter Tea Dance


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The Marquee was alive with the sound of music  when residents enjoyed a spectacular performance by the Newpark Concert Orchestra


A Fantastic HIQA Monitoring Inspection Report!!

Our latest HIQA Monitoring Inspection Report was published today and is available below.

Mary and I would like to acknowledge the work and commitment of all our staff at Orwell Healthcare who contribute on a daily basis to making Orwell the centre of excellence that it is. Their hard work and commitment to the delivery of person centred care has been recognised by our industry Regulatory Body the Health Information and Quality Authority.


You can read the full report here: 


We are hiring an Accommodation Supervisor

We are hiring an Accommodation Supervisor.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Accommodation Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of all Accommodation Staff, supervising all household related works, monitor and ensure all areas are cleaned and maintained in a hygienic condition as well as monitoring stock control, stock audits and spot check sock on floors.
  • The Accommodation Supervisor will also allocate duties and daily orders of work to Accommodation Staff ensuring all duties are carried out to the required standards, ensure all vacant rooms are ready for viewing and inspect all furniture and cleaning equipment.
  • The Supervisor must ensure that all members of the Accommodation Staff comply fully with the policies and procedures of Orwell Healthcare and assist in the selection of the most effective cleaning methods and cleaning systems.

For further information and to apply please email hrassist@orwellhealthcare


Congratulations Team Orwell – two nominations for Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

Congratulations Team Orwell – Orwell Private has been shortlisted for the Nursing Home/Residential Care Home of the Year and the Healthcare Building Project of the Year at the 2017 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards. Well done everyone.

Full shortlist here:


Irish health care awards


Final unit is now open – Raglan Orange

Its a very exciting day at Orwell Private as the doors to our final unit open. We look forward to welcoming our Raglan Orange residents to their new home and our Orwell Family



Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Orwell Private. Residents have been getting into the festive spirit decorating their units with the activities team. See below for the events happening over Christmas here at Orwell.



Events @ The Marquee at Orwell Private

Sunday 11th

Singing for the Health of It

Rock & Roll Christmas


Monday 12th 

Cadenza String Quartet


Tuesday 13th

Mass with Fr Martin

High School Choir Rathgar


Wednesday 14th

Our Lady’s School TY Students

Christmas Party with Down the Line


Thursday 15th

Clarinet Ensemble DIT


Friday 16th

Staff Children’s Christmas Party

Staff Party


Saturday 17th

Marion Hyland Group


Sunday 18th

New Park Senior Orchestra


Monday 19th

Wooly Wards Farm


Tuesday 20th

Colaiste Cois Life Music Group


Wednesday 21st

Children’s Choir St Mary’s Rathgar


Thursday 22nd

Mass with Fr Martin with Choir and the Jones Family performance


Check in with the Activities team for further updates. 



Orwell Choir on Lyric FM

Our Orwell Choir accompanied by Choir for Joy recorded Night of Silence/Silent Night today for broadcast on Lyric FM’s Choirs for Christmas.

Recordings will be broadcast from the 12th December. As soon as we have a confirmed time we will let you know so that you can tune in and enjoy the Christmas cheer.