"First Class Care from the Community Matron Service"
About: Central Lancashire PCT / Community nursing Central Lancashire PCT Community nursing
Posted by chris52 (as ),
I am writing this short story as the daughter/carer of a 78 year old lady with a long history of diabetes and related problems.
For the past couple of years she has come under the care of the local community matron who prior to that had been involved in her diabetes care and so has quite an extensive knowledge of her medical history.
WIth her help and assistance in accessing other services ie social and medical care it allows my mum to stay in her own home, whereas, at this time last year, having spent an extended period in rehab and a nursing home, it was thought that she may not be able to live independantly again.
She looks on her as a friend and someone who she can talk to about any of her problems and finally would just like to stay that she has been 'on hand' on at least one occasion where she, with an assistant trainee matron who was with her, got my mum out of a very difficult, painful and embarassing situation.
This service is invaluable to me, as a carer and I am sure to many other patients and their relatives.