Balclutha Court Care Home

48 Forsyth Street,



PA16 8DY

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Care enquiries 01475 291 451
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 01475 729 000

Balclutha Court Care Home in Greenock

Balclutha Court provides high quality 24-hour nursing care for frail older people, as well as expert dementia care for those who require help living with the condition. Our team of qualified and dedicated staff are focused on the individual needs of the residents. We are committed to providing professional and respectful care and maintaining Barchester's exceptional standards.  These standards stretch from the care we provide to our hospitality, housekeeping, maintenance and administrative services.

Whether you’re a resident, a relative or a friend, everyone gets a great reception at Balclutha Court in Greenock. As part of Barchester Healthcare, our home benefits from attractive décor, landscaped gardens with outside seating and modern facilities.

We welcome visitors at any time and are happy to offer helpful advice if we can, so please feel free to call us or to drop in.

Types of care

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Lift


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Alison Dickson

General Manager

Alison is the General Manager here at Balclutha Court.

She started at Balclutha Court as a newly qualified Nurse in 1991, she was the first staff nurse to be employed within the home and can still remember the first day she walked through the door, over the years she has been promoted and became General Manager in 2000. Alison is responsible for the day to day running of the home ensuring that all the staff provide excellent care to the residents and promoting a happy and friendly atmosphere. She never thought she would take up the post as General Manager, however it is the best thing she has ever done. Alison sees the residents and staff at Balclutha Court as her family and it plays a big part in her life. Alison loves to take part in the activities, especially if there is a chance to dress up, fun is key within the home. 

Alison is married and has a Border Terrier called Poppy, who visits the home regularly. She has always been a seasoned traveller, travelling far a field such as Mexico, Thailand and the Dominican Republic but since Poppy arrived things have changed for Alison, it is now more Gran Canaria and Arran. Alison enjoys eating out, shopping and spending quality time with her husband and Poppy and is also a big fan of Gary Barlow!

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Julie Wilson

Deputy Manager

Julie began her career here at Balclutha Court as a newly qualified Staff Nurse in 1995. She was promoted through the years, first becoming Sister, then Senior Sister and then finally becoming Deputy Manager. Julie is responsible for assisting the General Manager in the daily running of the home and is a great support to Alison. She is also the home trainer, providing and co-ordinating all the training for the staff.

Julie lives at home with her partner, daughter who is 15 and her dog Benji, she met her partner within Balclutha Court a good number of years ago when he worked here as a Carer. Julie loves her family time, reading a good book, going walks with the dog and girlie days out with her daughter.     

In 2016, Julie was named as a Divisional Winner for Registered Nurse of the Year at the Barchester Care Awards.

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Rhona Findlay


Rhona is the Administrator at the Home, or as she used to be called when she first started - the wee lassie that does the wages. She assists the manager with all aspects of the administration and finance within the home. Rhona started her career at Balclutha Court in 2000.

Rhona is married with two beautiful children, a boy of 7 and a girl of 4 - they often pop in to say hello to the residents and staff. Her family life keeps her extremely busy trying to balance work and kids activities. Rhona is a music fan and you often can't get her off the karaoke. She also enjoys walking, reading and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Anne Foreman

Admin Assistant

Anne is part time Admin Assistant, assisting the Administrator in the finance and the administration of the home. Anne started working at Balclutha Court in 1992 and since then she has become someone everyone knows and loves to speak to. She is always happy and bubbly, you will always find her this way. She can multitask, answer the phone, count money, solve a staff members problem and have a full conversation with a resident all at the same time!!! Anyone who visits the home always gets a kind word.

Anne has two daughters and four grandchildren, they play a huge part in her life and when she is not at work she keeps herself busy spending time with the children. Anne’s hobbies are shopping, especially for unusual jewellery (you always know what to get her for a present) and reading, she often tells us of the latest romance story that she has been reading. She also loves to dress up and join in with the activities in the home. 

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Sita Ali


Sita was recruited by the home in 2001 from Guyana as a Staff Nurse, to be quite honest we weren’t sure whether Sita was going to stay as the General Manager served her some Scottish cuisine, however she is still here and is now Sister. She is responsible for ensuring a high standard of care is delivered to the residents. In the absence of the General Manager she ensures the home runs smoothly. Sita also is the Moving & Handling Trainer for the home.

Sita lives at home with her husband, two grown up children who she is extremely proud of and her cat Lucy. She has worked extremely hard over the years to put her children through university. Sita loves to shop and likes to keep up with the latest fashions. She also likes to return home to Guyana to be with her family and visit her sisters in Canada and New York. She plans to return to New York with her daughter this year, which she is really looking forward to. Her hobbies include relaxing at home and having “me time”,  socialising with her friends and dining out. 

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Karen Dillon

Head of Activities

Karen Dillon is our Head of Activities and has worked within the home since 2005, starting out as a Carer. Karen is very outgoing and full of fun. She has many hobbies, with arts & crafts being her favourite, and her passion for this can be seen in the activities she arranges.

Karen’s activities team is made up of herself, Magi Bell and Sharon McArthur. Between them, they ensure that residents are happy and have loads of fun.

They are very keen to involve the residents in the decision making within the home to enhance their experience. They take part in the residents' meetings, catering forums and assist the General Manager in interviewing new staff members.

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Jill Magee

Admin Assistant

Jill is part time Admin Assistant, assisting the Administrator in the finance and the administration of the home, she also covered when the Administrator was off on maternity leave. She has been with the home since 2004, starting when she was only a young girl of 18.  

Jill was recently married and shared her big day with the residents, attending the home straight after the ceremony. Jill lives at home with her husband and her two cats Coco & Cosmo, who are very mischievous. She takes pride in her “wee” flat and is very house proud. Her hobbies include reading a good book, swimming, shopping and housework.    

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Liz Gallagher


Liz started at Balclutha Court in 1999 as a Domestic Assistant and was promoted to Housekeeper in 2008. Liz is responsible for ensuring high standards of cleanliness within the home and managing her team of four laundry assistants and five domestic assistants.

Liz is very family orientated, spending a lot of her time away from work with her Mum, Sister and grown up son. She enjoys going for long walks, reading and going holidays abroad. Her son is getting married in two years time, this is a very happy time and is keeping Liz very busy with the wedding preparations.

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Heather McDowall


Heather trained at Stirling University and qualified in 1997, Heather first started working in Balclutha Court as a newly qualified Staff Nurse, she was promoted to Sister in 2002. She is responsible for ensuring a high standard of care is delivered to the residents. In the absence of the General Manager she ensures the home runs smoothly.

Heather lives with her partner and her two girls who are 16 and 12, the girls keep Heather on her toes and her extremely busy. Her hobbies are reading a good book, being creative around the house, gardening. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially large family gatherings when her family visit from Australia which is also a dream of her and her family. 

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Rose Murray


Rose started working here as our Physiotherapist at Balclutha Court in 1995 and has just received her 20 year long service award. Rose’s main aim is to assess the needs of the residents and be involved in the planning of their care in terms of mobility. Rose is married and has four grown up children ranging from 21 to 27 who still manage to keep her busy. Rose is always full of energy and whizzing about. To relax she enjoys sun holidays, weekends away, dining out and long strolls along the beach somewhere hot. 

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Margaret Davison

Head of Maintenance

Margaret commenced her career at Balclutha Court as a Carer in 2002, she then took up the post of Head of Maintenance in 2013. Margaret deals with all maintenance issues within the home this includes dealing with contractors, keeping records up to date and the general maintenance of the home. She has a part time maintenance person to assist her. Margaret is extremely organised, methodical and hard working. She can turn her hand to anything. She is also very keen to help with parties and celebrations within the home.

Margaret likes to keep herself busy at work and at home. She is married with two grown up children and one grandson. Her hobbies include knitting, flower arranging, sewing and decorating, amateur status of course.   

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Life at Balclutha Court Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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