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Speaker Biography

Dawn Harbour

Dawn Harbour is the Home Manager of The Gables Dementia Care Home, Bupa in Eastrea, Peterborough. She qualified in 1998 with a Dip. HE in Mental Health nursing having developed a keen interest in the care of older people. Dawn has worked at The Gables as a nurse in charge and was presented with the Care Registered Nurse 2002 during this time. Until re-joining The Gables as Home Manager Dawn spent 3 years as a CPN with Older Peoples MH service in Peterborough.

During her time at The Gables she has led the Team to win a number of prestigious awards within the field of dementia nursing,namely The International Journal Of Palliative Care – non cancer 2009, Nursing Times Palliative Care award 2009 and Bupa One Life Excellence 2010.

The work surrounding Palliative Care in Dementia that has taken place at The Gables has been cited in DOH End Of Life Strategy as an example of good practice.