New Manager for The Huntercombe Group’s South Quay Neurodisability Suite
Posted July 22nd 2011
Leading independent specialist healthcare provider The Huntercombe Group, has appointed Dawn Graham as Centre Manager at its South Quay Neurodisability Suite in Blyth, Northumberland.
Dawn was born and raised in Morpeth, and trained as a nurse in Lancashire, later becoming a Ward Sister at Ashington Hospital, and being part of the Commissioning Team for what was the then new Wansbeck General Hospital.
She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, gained during a varied career that has included time as a health visitor in North Tyneside and Gateshead; as the development lead for Newcastle Continence Services; developing GP Services as part of the National Primary Care Development team; managing Cancer and Palliative Care Services in Northumberland; and working at Northumberland College with adult returners, writing and developing training programmes to help them into work and full time education.
Most recently, Dawn has spent two years working with Barnsley PCT, developing a telephone/telecare service for clients with Long Term Conditions, living in the community.
South Quay Neurodisability Suite specialises in meeting the needs of adults with complex neurological conditions who have low, medium or high nursing dependency needs, as well as those who have had acquired brain injuries. Staff provide person centred nursing and personal care and work with therapeutic health care professionals from the NHS in order to achieve the individual goals and maximum independence for all clients who use the service.
Dawn said, "I’m delighted to be working back in the North East, it feels like coming home”. The Huntercombe Group has built a reputation for the quality of treatment provided to those suffering from brain injuries, and neurodisabilities. I’m really pleased to be given the opportunity to build upon this success, and look forward to working with the dedicated and enthusiastic staff at South Quay to improve the care we provide to our clients and commissioners."