Matrons wear new look with pride
30 June 2016
It was recognised by patients that Matrons across Southend University Hospital were sometimes difficult to spot, as the old uniforms were very similar to those worn by both ward managers and sisters.
When Chief Nurse, Yvonne Blücher, joined the hospital last
October, everyone commented on how she stood out as Southend's
professional lead in her uniform, so it was decided that all
matrons should follow suit.
Angela Cohen, Matron for Surgery, said: "The Matrons all agreed
that a change was required. Once in our new uniforms we were
delighted by the response from our patients, visitors and staff and
it makes us even more proud to be part of the senior nursing team
as professional leads."
Ruth Cozens, Matron for Maternity, added: "We've had lots of
people comment that it is nice to see the belts and buckles