Maria Mallaband Nurse Wins ‘Healthcare Hero Award’ For Pandemic Support

A specialist nurse consultant who played a key role in supporting and guiding her colleagues across the Maria Mallaband Countrywide Group (MMCG) throughout COVID-19 has been recognised with a Healthcare Hero Award

Anna Masheter, who stepped up into the role of MMCG COVID-19 lead this year, alongside her existing responsibilities, has received the award in the inaugural Healthcare Heroes Awards, launched by global property adviser Knight Frank LLP.

The new awards recognise outstanding people within the social care sector. Anna was nominated for her leadership and compassion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and for her work ensuring those living and working in MMCG care homes were kept safe and secure, connected, and supported throughout the challenges of the past year.

Spokesperson from Maria Mallaband said:

“Anna is well known for her ability to share her experience and knowledge to support others’ progress in their careers, and for her total commitment to ensuring her colleagues across MMCG are trained and competent to continue to deliver the exceptional, life-enhancing care they do.

“Those core values have been paramount in the Covid19 pandemic when Anna took on the responsibility of being the MMCG Covid-19 Lead, advising and supporting the care homes through the ever-changing landscape we all find ourselves in. She has been instrumental in ensuring people working and living in our care environments have been safe and supported.

“MMCG are incredibly lucky and so proud to have Anna as part of the amazing and dedicated staff team, and we are thrilled that her outstanding efforts and contribution have been recognised with this new award.”

Anna Masheter, who has worked with MMCG since August 2010 holding the positions of Nurse, Deputy Manager, Home Manager, Clinical Development Nurse, and most recently the role of the company’s Specialist Nurse Consultant, said:

“Having been part of the MMCG family for a decade now, I already knew how dedicated, passionate and hard-working my colleagues are – but to see how they have risen to the many challenges they have faced over the last ten months, with such compassion, creativity, and resilience, has been humbling.

“I am so proud to be able to work with and support them, we couldn’t do what we do if we didn’t have the fantastic team around us showing their commitment and support– and I am hugely honoured by this award. Throughout 2020, people across the social care sector have worked selflessly at the frontline of this pandemic; it is wonderful to see them recognised with these awards.”

Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank, said:

“We are thrilled to acknowledge the amazing people that work within the social care sector, this year more than ever. Care providers have managed the COVID-19 pandemic brilliantly, particularly given challenges including lack of testing and PPE, and we received many nominations on behalf of some truly outstanding people working within the sector.














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