The role of the matron is focused around improving cleanliness in their area of the hospital, preventing hospital acquired infection; improving standards of clinical care and treating patients with dignity and respect.
In addition, matrons are responsible for leading by example; ensuring that staffing levels meet patient needs; empowering nurses to take on a wider range of clinical tasks; ensuring that patients’ nutritional needs are met; improving wards for patients and resolving problems for patients and their relatives by building close relationships with them.
Read profiles of our matrons and staff with matron responsibilities:
Ambulatory care: Lynda Evans
Cardiac catheter labs: Mark Bowers
Service manager - critical and high dependency care: Sue Mather
Clinical service manager - cardiothoracic services: Carol Gadd
Surgery: Kate Allen
Theatres division: Jackie Burbidge
Transplantation: Helen Doyle
Royal Brompton Hospital
Adult intensive care unit: Jo Tillman
Cardiothoracic services: Mary Madigan
Cardiac catheter labs: Karen Shevlin
Paediatrics (PICU and Rose ward): Liz Biggart (senior nurse)Infection control: Joanne Shackleton and Lisa Ryan