Community Matrons are highly experienced, senior nurses who care for adults with severe long term illnesses or a complex range of conditions.
We have 24 community matrons who work with GPs, therapists, district nurses and other support services to ensure the right care is provided for their patients'.
Often people with long term conditions find themselves admitted to hospital as emergency cases because their symptoms have suddenly deteriorated. Community matrons can help prevent such emergencies happening by spotting difficulties as they arise and making sure patients have access to the correct medication and technology to deal with such situations; helping them stay in the comfort of their own home.
We are pioneering a new approach to care called Community Care Teams. This involves both health and social care professionals meeting regularly to discuss and up-date on a patients situation and ensure that the right care is available at the right time in the right place.
Locala is at the forefront of new technology using state-of-the-art equipment such as Toughbooks, a lap top that means notes can be updated whilst we are with a patient. We also use Telehealth a monitoring system installed in a patients home, which means we can access information remotely and react to situations quickly and efficiently.