Meet the 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:

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Sarah Kirk

General Manager

Welcome to Mallard Court, I am the General Manager here.

Having trained as a nursery nurse from leaving school, I had the opportunity to work in France before returning to the UK, where I qualified in Assessing and Teaching before setting up a children's nursery from scratch. I had the opportunity to look after some stars along the way in doing this. I learnt my skills as a manager very quickly which lead me into my nurse training. Once qualified I joined another home working as a Senior nurse and Home Trainer, and was selected in the Barchester Care awards. For the last 8 years whilst working for Barchester my carer has continued to develop to where I find myself at Mallard Court.  My spare time, yes I have some, is spent with my daughter and step daughter, and the many challenges they throw at me in their teenage years.

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Ruther Reader

Deputy Manager

My name is Ruther Reader and I am the Deputy Manager here at Mallard Court.

I qualified in 2003 at the Manchester School of Nursing and I started my career at the Christie in Manchester in the theatre environment as a scrub nurse doing major oncology surgery.

I then worked at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, also within a theatre environment, as lead for urology.

I then had a change of career and worked for Marie Stopes International for 18 months. Following that, I worked for a company called Vanguard, who are a mobile endoscopy theatre which travelled around the country.

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Steve Moss

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Steve, and I have been an Activities Cordinators at Mallard Court for over 10 years 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.

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Ange Dooley-Widd

Care Practitioner

My Name is Ange Dooley-Widd and I am the Care Practitioner at Mallard Court and have been working here for over 11 years.

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.

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David Hutchinson

Nurse

My name is David Hutchinson and I am Registered Nurse; I qualified as a nurse in 2007 at the Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen.

I was then employed by the NHS and also the private sector in Scotland.

In my career, I have been a Charge Nurse & Deputy Manager in the private sector in Aberdeen.

I then moved down to Bridlington by the sea, where I joined the team at Mallard Court in March 2017 as a Registered Nurse.

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Ruth Brunswick

Mental Health Nurse

Hi, my name is Ruth Brunswick and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse working with the Memory Lane team.

I did my training at the University of Hertfordshire and qualified in 2001. I joined Barchester at the Dales Care Home in 2007, then moved to Stamford Bridge Care Home in 2014 and now work at Mallard Court.

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Christine Green

Nurse

My name is Christine Green and I am a Registered Nurse. I did my training at St. James' Hospital in Leeds, then worked at St. Luke's Hospital in Bradford and various care homes in Bradford. I moved to Bridlington in 2001 and have worked at Mallard Court Care Home for over 10 years.

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Maggie Smith

Nurse

Hello, my name is Maggie Smith and I am a Nurse here at Mallard Court. I studied at the University of Derby at Chesterfield and qualified in 2015.

I worked in the community of Ripley in Derbyshire and then Bassett Law Hospital in Worksop. I moved over to Bridlington in 2017 and I am now employed at Mallard Court.

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Sue Salvidge

Nurse

Hi, my name is Sue Salvidge and I am a nurse here at Mallard Court.

I did my training at Scarborough General Hospital and then midwifery training at Hedden Road Maternity.

I worked in numerous Barchester homes before returning and my mum was a resident for some time at Mallard Court, where I used to visit her until she sadly passed away.

I then decided to come out of retirement and now work here.

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Nick Smith

Head Chef

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.

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Andrew Parker

Maintenance

My name is Andrew Parker and I have been working as part of the maintenance team since 2016.

I am a trained mechanic and studied at St. Mary's College, as well as a qualified welder. I have been employed by Mallard Court since 2009, when I originally was part of the hospitality team.

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The Pink Ladies

Domestic & Laundry Team

Hello, we are part of the Mallard Court Domestic & Laundry Team and have all been employed by the home for a number of  years.

We are fondly known as 'The Pink Ladies" by residents, family and friends!

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Memory Lane Team

Carers

Our care team on Memory Lane provide holistic care to both residential and nursing residents.

Our staff who work on our community here furthered their dementia knowledge by completing dementia and mental health training specific to those residents who are in their care.

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Elderly Care Team

Carers

We have an experienced team of Carers 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.

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Mavis Ayliffe and the Domestic Services Team

Mavis and her team work hard to ensure that the home maintains Barchester's high standards and that they work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and staff.

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Administration Team

Our administration team has over 25 years of financial and administration experience, and are not only professional in their duties, but they also provide a very personal service to all residents, visitors and staff. There is always laughter in the office amongst the stress of a very busy environment-the staff are friendly, approachable and always available for help and advice no matter what the problem may be.

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