Avila Nursing Home

32 Convent Hill, Bessbrook, Newry, Co Down
Care Offered
Able bodied residents
Semi and fully dependent patients
Short-term placements for respite and convalescent care
Dementia Care in our purpose-built Derrymore Suite
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Avila Nursing Home - Bessbrook

Avila Nursing Home is a 49 bed nursing and EMI home. 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.


Our care facility offers a range of facilities to promote socialisation and privacy. Residents can enjoy the dining room, day room, and conservatory for socialising, while the quiet room and family room provide peaceful moments. Our newly opened Dementia Unit, "The Derrymore Suite," is designed for one-to-one care for ten residents with specialised staff training. The chapel provides a serene atmosphere and is open to all faiths. Private and semi-private bedrooms are located over two floors, and our transportation service facilitates G.P. and hospital visits, as well as outings to local events. An activities program is available six afternoons a week, and our specially designed garden is accessible to all residents.
Dining Room
Dementia Unit
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.
Our newly opened purpose built Dementia Unit, “The Derrymore Suite” caters for ten residents in single ensuite bedrooms. This small self-contained unit allows for care to be delivered on a one to one basis by staff who are experienced and who have received specialised training in Dementia Care.
The Chapel is used on a multi-dominational 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.
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 Care Trust. We are also regulated by the Regulatory, Quality and Improvement Authority (RQIA) and regular inspections are carried out. Referrals to the home can be made through Social Services or privately.

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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.
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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 organised 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 residents
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
Welcome to Kilmorey Care. Our Nursing Homes are located at Newry Co. Down, Warrenpoint Co. Down, Bessbrook Co. Armagh and Clogher Co. Tyrone.
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