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matron

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A very senior nurse in the UK who provides onsite leadership to a service or hospital, serves as nursing supervisor in the UK, and is concerned with improving the patient experience. The traditional matron was the senior-most nurse in a particular hospital and was responsible for the entire nursing and domestic staff. She (never he) oversaw all patient care and efficient running of the hospital. They were abolished in late 1960s with the reshuffling of the NHS triggered by the Salmon report.
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Bidd, matron of a hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, was equally hostage to task .
I turn, Matron is here now; she is wearing a long ceremonial gown.
Caroline Doyle, children's community matron, Liverpool Community Health, said: "Day to day, we act as the first point of contact for families, providing a responsive service at home and in school.
Staff at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital and in our communities are striving for our patients to receive the very best care and we work hard trying to achieve this - with our matrons leading the way.
The aim of this research was to explore whether interventions of the Community Matron improve patient satisfaction with the care provided and prevent admissions and re-admissions to hospital.
The ward matrons will be split between the 30 adult inpatient wards at City Hospital in Winson Green, and Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich, from July 1.
I think the fact I am a male matron is actually less significant than the fact that this is the first appointment of a matron for elderly rehabilitation which shows that the Trust acknowledges this as a speciality in its own right.
Allen served as Past Matron times two, of the Order of the Eastern Star, Past Ancient Matron of the Sarah R.
A FORMER nursing home matron once cleared of force-feeding an elderly man until he choked to death was not qualified to work as a nurse, a misconduct hearing has found.
MATRON You may not see her, she's working free Tho' she keeps in touch with our GP The old, the poor, those in distress She's a vital part of the NHS.
NAME: Jane Swinburne AGE: 44 JOB TITLE: Community matron - safe care team lead, Gateshead Primary Care Trust WHERE DO YOU WORK?
The theatre matron had just arrived with a trolley--one with wheels which go round.