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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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But a Daily Mirror investigation shows that on his watch the number of matrons has plunged by a fifth.
In the CRI there was Matron Eileen Rees, in WNCH there was Matron Chalky and I am not sure who the matron was in Llandough.
Having initially been launched three years ago to assess patients in their own homes, the introduction of community matrons has further enhanced the service.
Modern matrons - senior nurses who oversee patient care - dropped from 4,874 in May 2010 to 3,876 last August.
Many more matrons and nurses are identified in this study than previously recognized in the nursing historical literature.
Fom left to right: Interim Chief Nurse Linda Pascall, Matron Justine Irish, Christine Bannerjee, Susan Thomas, Anne Cieslicki, Matron Julie Romano and Matron Sharon Reynolds
LIVERPOOL'S Children's Community Matron Service is celebrating this week after findings from a recent patient satisfaction survey revealed excellent results.
Haskins (history, University of Newcastle, Australia) examines the extensive records kept by the outing matrons to reveal their perspectives on Indians and race relations as they managed problems caused by the girls' sexuality and romantic relationships, drinking, and conflicts with employers.
A target was set to have 3,000 community matrons in post by 2008, together with a reduction in Accident and Emergency (A&E) admissions [1].
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 AM very pleased that matrons will be returning to the wards of some hospitals in North Wales and I welcome the news that Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board will be the first Board to reintroduce this focal role, that will surely bring reassurance to patients ('Matrons brought back in North Wales hospitals', Daily Post, February 2).