Country Court Infection Control Lead Peter Widdowson has been presented with a prestigious Healthcare Hero Award.

The Knight Frank Healthcare Hero Awards recognise social care sector heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter has played a pivotal role as a source of advice and information for Country Court Care’s 33 care homes.

Peter has shown great dedicating and commitment during this very difficult time”. Said Abdul Kachra, Chairman of Country Court. “All of our teams have had to be resourceful and creative in their response to this unprecedented crisis. Our primary aim has been to ensure that our homes are equipped to protect residents and staff as best we can. Peter has championed excellent infection control, developed great relationships with staff and has become our key source of advice and information for our care homes. Peter is now leading our infection control and prevention strategy for the Country Court group.”

Healthcare Heroes

The new Knight Frank Healthcare Heroes Awards came about in response to the pandemic. Organisers saw some fantastic nominations from across the country. Submissions focused on individuals who had shown tremendous leadership, empathy and compassion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as leading efforts around infection control and commitment to creative thinking to ensure social care residents and customers felt safe and secure throughout these unprecedented times.

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

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards showcase those inspirational individuals who have been undertaking exemplary work in the most difficult of circumstances.”

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.”