Meet the Mallard Court Care Home team
Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:
Hi, my name is Dianne, and I am the General Manager here at Mallard Court. Welcome to our website!
I qualified as an RGN in 1988 and started my nursing career as both a staff nurse and a ward sister. I joined the private sector in 1993 and have managed domiciliary care and care homes across the north of England in both a general manager and regional manager capacity.
I love being a part of Barchester's corporate and professional world, where quality matters, and staff work their hardest to deliver high quality care to those they support.
My Name is Ange Dooley-Widd and I am a Unit Manager at Mallard Court.
I started my career in care as a volunteer in day centres for adults with learning disabilities. I have looked after people with learning disabilities who lived with me in my own home and also provided respite for children with learning disabilities as well.
I moved over to Bridlington from Bradford over 10 years ago and applied for the position as a Carer at Mallard Court. I was promoted to a Senior Carer and eventually to the position of Care Practitioner.
Kim has worked in an office environment for over 40 years. She worked as payroll officer in a hosiery firm in Leicestershire before moving to Bridlington to run a bed 'n' breakfast guest house, and also worked in a payroll bureau. Kim joined Mallard Court in 2006, originally as an admin assistant, but now works as the administrator.
Hi, my name is Steve, and I have been a Lifestyle Coordinator at Mallard Court since 2006, and have achieved the NAPA (National Association of Activity Providers) Level 2 Award in Activity Provision in the Care Sector.
We provide a wide range of activities for the people we support, as well as for their families and friends. I also love to have one-to-one chats with residents who like to reminisce about their lives over a cup of tea and some biscuits.
We have our own minibus and have fun days out sight-seeing, having a picnic or going a local pub for a drink and a meal. We also arrange for local artists to provide musical entertainment for everyone at Mallard Court.
Jo previously worked as a property manager until she joined Barchester in the year 2000 as administration assistant, serving the home faithfully since that time.
Tom moved to Bridlington in 2018 and joined the Mallard Court team on 12th November. Tom began his working life as a nurse carer in 1978, and started his training to become a registered mental health nurse in 1979. Tom attended the Lanarkshire College of Nursing, qualifying in 1982. He then transferred to Law Hospital in Lanarkshire in 1985 to commence his general nurse training, finally graduating in 1986.
Tom worked throughout Lanarkshire until retiring from the NHS in 2013. He moved to a nursing home in West Lothian as a staff nurse until moving to Bridlington, and joined the Mallard Court team in 2019.
He has been well supported by the company; he was given further training opportunities and made to feel very welcome!
Hi, I am Nick, the Head Chef, and I have been employed at Mallard Court for over 20 years.
I originally achieved the City in Guilds Class 706 / 1 & 2 at Bridlington College and have a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Advanced Food Hygiene.
Sue has been a valuable member of our domestic team since 2014. She is a hard worker and always strives to ensure that Mallard Court is cleaned to the highest of standards.
Members of the Nurse Team
We have an experienced team of nurses who strive to deliver the best possible services to those we support. Our team provides expert end of life care and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.
Margaret Burton joined the care team at Mallard Court in December 2018. She previously worked in two homes belonging to a large care group in Lancashire, before relocating to Yorkshire.
Leanne is a popular and well-respected member of the Mallard Court care team and has been employed at Mallard Court since 2002. She has previously worked in another care home for 4 years, and she is also qualified a hairdresser.
Hello, I’m Sharon and I am a Registered Adult Nurse. I have worked in care homes looking after the elderly since 2007. I have worked for Barchester Healthcare since 2011, starting first at Mallard Court, then working in our sister home in Beverley. I am delighted now to have returned to Mallard Court again.
Pauline is a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and has been with Mallard Court for 2 years
Hi, we are members of the homes domestic team and we enjoy working together in making sure that the resident’s rooms are clean and tidy. We work hard to ensure the home maintains Barchester’s high standards and that we work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and staff.
Hi, my name is Leanda and I have joined Mallard Court as one of the homes Lifestyle Co-ordinators. I bring a wealth of experience to the team and have worked previously at Doncaster Women’s Centre in the role of Publicity Officer/Support Worker and as a play leader with working with children and bringing joy into fun time.
I am a trained florist having, and have a creative side for creating hand-made items and upscaling vintage furniture. I am excited to share my experience in the homes life enrichment calendar and can be often found covered in glitter in our popular arts and crafts sessions.
Julie Slattery RGN
Hi, my name is Julie and I trained at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and York St John’s University.
In 1995 I joined York Teaching Hospital working in the Cardiology, Respiratory Care, Acute Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation departments
Hi, my name is Roger and I am Head of Maintenance at Mallard Court. I joined the team in April 2021. I was born in Huddersfield, my career began as an apprentice electrician for Kirklees Council working as part of the maintenance at Huddersfield University. I bring a wealth of experience to the role from managing a team of electricians and manages, building projects including converting farm buildings into holiday cottages and a bed and breakfast in Buckton. I am looking forward to ensuring our Residents and colleagues have a safe and secure building to live and work in.
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