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Following a pledge by the Department of Health in 2007, the number of matrons in UK hospitals has doubled to more than 5,000.


The Trust has experienced matrons at both Royal Brompton and
Harefield hospitals.

One of the Trust's modern matron

Crucial role

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.

Matron profiles

Read profiles of our matrons and staff with matron responsibilities:

Harefield Hospital

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


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