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About Us

Haven Bay Care Philosophy

At Haven Bay we strive to deliver a holistic, resident focused care package, tailored to meet individual needs and support ability.

Our holistic approach includes the provision of support to families and friends, providing them with information and assurance that their loved ones are receiving the best possible care.


Haven Bay encourages residents to play an active role in the decision making process regarding their care and the running of the facility, believing an informed choice and a multi disciplinary approach to be of benefit to both residents and staff.

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Our Mission Statement

We aim to promote quality of life and independence through professional and friendly services driven by our philosophy to provide the highest standard of care while continually aiming to develop through innovation and commitment.

Meet the team

Care staff at Haven Bay bring a variety of skills and expertise to the centre and have experience working in the caring industry.

All staff employed undertake an extensive induction program and manual handling training to ensure best practices are installed and maintained. We introduce all our staff to our specific policies and procedures from the outset to maintain excellent standards of care. We also support and encourage all team members to participate in further education opportunities. The management team ensures regular training is provided in topics such as Tissue Viability, Infection Control, Nutrition and Dietetics, Dementia Care and Age-appropriate Activity Planning.


Owen O'Brien

Owen O'Brien

Proprietor and Service Provider

A local resident, Owen is a Civil Engineer and prior to developing Haven Bay, Owen thoroughly researched care homes and retirement villages on both sides of the Atlantic. The concept of Independent Living Apartments, a Care Centre and on site GP surgery is unique to Haven Bay Care Centre. Owen is committed to ensuring Haven Bay grows in the future, continuing to provide an excellence in care with state of the art equipment and facilities.

Helen O'Regan

Operations Manager

Helen is a Chartered Accountant, with 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles both in Ireland and overseas.


She has gained extensive experience in a range of industries including information technology, outsourcing and manufacturing. Prior to becoming involved with Haven Bay Helen was a member of the senior management team in a large Cork nursing home.


Helen has been with Haven Bay since its inception. Since then, Helen has, in partnership with the owners and staff, worked hard to implement systems and procedures to ensure the nursing home maintains the highest standards.

Yvonne McCarthy

Director of Nursing

Yvonne completed her nurse training over 20 years ago in London. Following her qualification as a Staff Nurse, Yvonne continued her education gaining a Diploma in Nursing from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She then completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Communications. She has completed a Diploma in Management and Employee Relations.


Yvonne joined Haven Bay Care Centre as Director of Care in July 2010. More importantly however is her warmness and caring character which typifies the care offered at Haven Bay Care Centre. Yvonne leads by example with her dedicated Staff.


Some of Yvonne’s initiatives include Advance Care Directives and technology to assist communication. Following the completion of a course on Gerontology Yvonne strives to improve the life of older people in residential care.

Assistant Director of Nursing

During Jill’s 20 year nursing career, she has occupied senior management roles from Director of Nursing to Clinical Nurse Manager in a number of large continuing care settings. Jill has worked for nearly 15 years in care of the older adult. Jill’s areas of special interest include tissue viability and end of life care, with Jill leading our End of Life Care Committee.


Activity Co-ordinator

“Residents are an integral part of our broader community.” This is the belief that drives Deirdre to constantly explore and maintain links within the community of Kinsale. Deirdre’s passion for her community and residents has culminated in Haven Bay Care Centre Residents being involved in a myriad of events. Community fundraisers, Positive Ageing Week and Community.

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Our dedicated team of nurses, healthcare assistants, housekeeping, catering, maintenance, and administration staff at Haven Bay. Their amazing commitment to providing compassionate care, attention to detail, and creating a nurturing environment is the cornerstone of Haven Bay. Together, they ensure the well-being and comfort of our residents, making Haven Bay a place where care meets excellence.

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