Orchard Lodge

Tel: 028 3752 6462
1 Desart Lane Close, Armagh, BT61 8BF

Orchard Lodge

Our reassuring response to Coronavirus:

We are pleased to be able to welcome new residents into our home. Our kind and compassionate care team has completed bespoke Covid-19 training and our extra precautionary infection prevention and control measures means that we are operating very safely to best protect those we care for.

We continue to follow all Government guidelines and have an ongoing supply of PPE. Covid-19 testing kits are available in addition to the testing already completed, and we regularly monitor the general health of everyone in our home to ensure a good, person-centred service.

Your Care in Our Hands

Orchard Lodge is a purpose built nursing home situated just off Cathedral Road, alongside St Patrick’s Cathedral.The home has views of the two Cathedrals and surrounding city from most of the bedrooms, main lounges and all dining rooms.

Orchard Lodge offers residential and nursing care as well as specialist care for those with dementia. The home provides respite care or short stay care breaks to give home carers a well deserved break. End of life care, or palliative care, is available at a time when residents and their families need specialist help and support. Specialist care for young people with physical disabilities is also offered at Orchard Lodge.

Facilities & Services:

Palliative Care
Respite Care
Convalescent Care
Separate EMI Unit
Own GP if required
Own Furniture if required
Smoking not permitted
Close to Local shops
Near Public Transport
Wheelchair access
Gardens for residents
Phone Point in own room/Mobile
Television point in own room


Why Choose Orchard Lodge?

  • Orchard Lodge offers the very best in modern residential, dementia and nursing care in a purpose built, home from home living environment. A dedicated, highly trained team of experienced staff and managers are on hand 24 hours a day to offer personalised, considerate support to residents.
  • A full choice of healthy, delicious meals, made with fresh ingredients and prepared on-site by our own catering team, ensure that residents can enjoy the best nutritional benefits, regardless of their dietary requirements. Specialist equipment is available to enable residents to be as independent as possible during meal times.
  • A full range of activities are available at Orchard Lodge - including arts & crafts, gardening and age-appropriate exercise are planned, with residents consulted and encouraged to make suggestions for future events.
  • As an important part of the local community, links to other neighbourhood groups are an important element, with external visits and visiting entertainment.

Runwood Homes Senior Living fully understands that choosing a care home or nursing home can be daunting, both for potential residents and for their families too. That's why we encourage visits to help you get to know us and our home.

We will be delighted to provide you with the opportunity to look around, ask questions and discuss your needs, as well as chat to our current residents and staff. If you are unable to visit in person, we will be equally happy to arrange a convenient time for a staff member to visit you at home.

What our clients have to say about us


My mother was admitted to Orchard Lodge Care Home on 20/12/16 after a short stay in hospital. This home has a welcoming and homely atmosphere with friendly and extremely caring staff. The way they behaved towards my mother and our family made the transition to the home so much easier. My mother is very happy and contented, enjoying the activities and social interaction she did not have at home.

K M (Daughter of Resident)

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1 Desart Lane Close
BT61 8BF

Home Telephone
028 3752 6462

Home Fax
028 3752 4671

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Leanne McGaffin

Leanne McGaffin

Home Manager, Orchard Lodge

I am the Home Manager of Orchard Lodge and have worked in care for 24 years now. I am devoted to providing exceptional, person-centred care to my residents. Orchard Lodge is in a beautiful setting, overlooking the cathedrals in Armagh. Our residents enjoy a varied activities programme, which encourages independence, and individuality is promoted too. We have strong community links, with regular church services and mass, and children visiting from local schools. We have regular open days for people to come and have a look around. Please contact myself or my team for further information, open days, or to request a brochure.