Avila, Bessbrook

Avila Nursing Home, Bessbrook was purpose built in 1989. It is an interdenominational facility catering for the needs of a diverse community.


Avila Nursing Home is set in the rolling countryside. Its peaceful rural setting has uninterrupted views of the Mourne Mountains. The home is close to all local facilities: Daisy Hill Hospital is 3 miles away and Newry City Centre is within 5 miles.

Offering quality care for:

  • Able bodied residents.
  • Semi and fully dependent patients.
  • Short term placements for respite and convalescent care.

Why Choose Us
Avila is situated in the quiet beautiful village of Bessbrook, only 3 miles from Newry. Residents can enjoy a relaxing stay with all the services and facilities required to make their stay safe and desireable. Our staff are fully trained and quality care for patients is our priority.

Testmonials of patients & relatives:
"My Aunt has settled so well in Avila. Her son and myself are so very pleased with the whole set-up in the nursing home. Everything is very well organized and the treatment of patients is second to none. We are very grateful to all concerned, Thank You". (A. Feehan)

"Management and all the staff are very friendly. Nursing staff can be approached if you are worried about your relative and are very helpful. The nursing home is kept in very good order as well all the patients".

"Mother is well cared for; always with a smile. The staff are very friendly and very easy to approach and are willing to help when asked. No task too hard for staff. I think we made the best choice".

Facilities
Our Dining room, day room and conservatory are designed to encourage residents to socialise as much as possible. We have a quiet room and a family room for those who need a quiet moment or for more private family visits. 

We also have a fully equipped sensory room as shown in photos.

The Chapel is used on a multidominational basis, with regular visits from ministers of all faith groups. The chapel brings a serenity to the home that would be very hard to equal. 

Private and semi-private bedrooms are located on two floors.

Having our very own transportation, specially adapted for our residents, enables us to facilitate most G.P. and hospital visits, as well as occasional outings to local events. 

We have an activities programme on six afternoons a week. The aim is to stimulate and entertain our residents, sustaining their continued wellbeing through social interaction. In better weather those who wish to participate can plant and tend our garden which has benn specially designed for those who are less able.

The home is registered with the Southern Health and Social Services Trust along with other Trusts and also with the Regulatory, Quality and Improvement Authority (RQIA) and regularly inspected. Referrals to the home can be made through Social Services or privately.