Latest Matron Stories
By Kate Foster THEY once ruled the wards in their starched uniforms and white frilly caps, their bossiness epitomised by actress Hattie Jacques in the Carry On films. Now the first matron is to appear in a Scottish hospital for almost 30 years.
READY for action - that's Northumberland's team of 28 community matrons who specialise in looking after housebound patients with long-term illnesses.
Nurses are saving up to 30 minutes per shift thanks to a bright idea from one member of staff. An innovative project thought up by Lincoln County Hospital nurse Samantha McCarthy is paying off, say managers.
Three new matrons will bring more than 50 years of combined experience to the nursing staff of a Somerset hospital. Paul Jagger, Andrea Mostyn-Jones and Katy Evans have joined the team at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, which serves 340,000 local people.
MATRONS at a Mersey-side hospital are to hold weekly surgeries to hear comments and complaints from staff and patients. University Hospital Aintree is starting the project after a suggestion from a member of the public.
Former Nhs worker Nancy Sampson (82) worked at the old Lincoln County Hospital building in St Anne's Road before to the birth of the NHS.
By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor PLANS for a new infection-fighting uniform for nurses across Wales will be unveiled this week. The new compulsory uniform will be designed to reduce the risk of hospital super-bugs, such as MRSA, spreading between patients and staff on clothing.