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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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Its matronly handling qualities made it a sitting duck for enemy fighters and anti-aircraft fire.
Welsh soprano Susan Bullock, with her matronly, vibrato-heavy voice, is highly regarded for her Wagnerian and Strauss roles, but as Genievre, she is out of her element.
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Maybe a sort of matronly wisdom now quiets some space between.
Aid workers and missionaries worldwide have exchanged the starched matronly look of colonial times for an all too caricaturable outfit of ill-fitting garments, celebrated above all for their practicality.
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I do the Town Hall beat,but some think there's not a lot of difference.''As all doubled up with laughter, a matronly looking woman interrupted and said: ``Some people would not be amused by that remark.''
For example, Melbourne, with its `world atlas' of good restaurants, is seen as conventional and matronly, where the term `Victorian' is more geographical than historical.
Details of their teachings are hardly presented at all, but perhaps Brogger indirectly tells us that she has become enlightened since she has retired to a matronly life in the Danish countryside.
As Coles honed her comedy skills at night clubs around the country, she was dubbed "matronly" by one night club manager and lumped into a "hysterical fat lady" category by many others.
Tragic Williams took his role as matronly housekeeper Mrs Doubtfire to heart by offering advice to his on-screen children between takes.
Here she is mixing, through a single model's body and dress, old and new elements, Korean and Western modes of the dress, as well as differing aristocratic/commoner notions of appropriateness in showing the breasts (a no-no for yangban, aristocratic-class women but a sign of matronly accomplishment for common women).