About Us

Conveniently located in the picturesque and leafy hills of Castlereagh, Belfast just 6 miles from Belfast City Hall, 4 miles from Comber, 8 miles from Newtownards.

Maryland offers 24-hour care, providing traditional nursing care services within a quality, high standard environment to help support your stay with us, as a long term permanent resident. Our experienced staff are friendly, and approachable. Maryland is located on a main bus route in and out of Belfast, with subsequent connecting bus routes around rural towns in the area.

Maryland offers a relaxed, homely environment, which encourages holistic healthcare potential requirements, in addition to social communication between residents, staff and visitors alike. This state-of-the-art building provides comfortable, enhanced communal living areas with a range of beneficial outdoor garden spaces, which help enrich the senses and encourage well-being.

What makes us different?

At Maryland we would like you to enjoy your stay here. From the care you receive to social – group led activities you can enjoy, even down to the delicious locally sourced fresh food served daily, we aim to make your time here as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.

With your help and your family / friends’ knowledge we want to know your likes / dislikes, hobbies, interests, pets and people dear to you, so that we can plan and gain the potential insight to help personalise your care; supporting you to help make your time here both pleasurable and fulfilling.

We have our own Visitors Cafe, Hairdressing & Beauty salon, Activity / Cinema Room. Visiting GPs, Clinicians, Physiotherapists and Chiropodists can make use of additional facilities including: Clinical / Treatment Rooms and Physiotherapy Room.

Maryland is bright and cheerful, with an engaging atmosphere, where you can enjoy a range of lively or calm homely spaces to relax with each other or welcome family and friends. Enclosed sensory and contemplative gardens, as well as Maryland’s resident pets ‘Dexter’ the rabbit, ‘Sugar’ the pony and daily visiting friends, ‘Lola’ the pug and ‘Shay’ the dachshund, also help to make Maryland a vibrant place to be.

Our Services

Maryland Healthcare Centre of Distinction offers a range of care services for ‘long term permanent care’.

Maryland provides the following Nursing Care Categories for adults of all ages:

– Dementia Nursing Care – Physical Disability Nursing Care

– Elderly / Old Age Nursing Care – Physical Disability Nursing Care

Admissions & Referrals

If you have a relative or friend who has made the choice and selected Maryland Healthcare for placement, and would like to be referred, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we can assist you on the appropriate channels to navigate the guidelines and processes that surround the nursing care home placement system in Northern Ireland.


To ensure the right nursing care package is achieved for the resident, a ‘Pre Assessment’ visit is arranged with the resident by a qualified and experienced member of the Maryland Healthcare team. This will involve direct feedback of close family and friends, nurses and carers in order to achieve a good representation of nursing and holistic care requirements.

In basic terms, the more information we receive the more tailored we can make the care, as it is extremely important to not only understand the resident in present day, but also to understand the resident from days gone by, their thoughts and achievements.


Maryland Healthcare fees are based on individual care needs identified in the assessment. Residents may be eligible for financial help towards the cost of care. This will be determined through the local Health & Social Care Trusts.