Community Matron Service

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    Community Matron Service

    The Community Matron Service provides care in the community to meet the health needs of individuals/families within the localities of Preston and Chorley & South Ribble.

    The aims of the service are to:

    • Assessment by clinical examination and diagnostics
    • Offer independent non-medical prescribing for patients
    • Support individuals to achieve and maintain optimum health and independence, avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions through discussion, teaching, advice and provision of appropriate clinical interventions
    • Provide a multi-skilled high standard of care which is evidence based and supported by reflective practice, clinical supervision and professional education
    • Work collaboratively with partners to ensure early intervention, continuity and consistent care and integrated intensive support in the least intrusive setting close to the patient's home
    • Actively identify patients who may benefit from case management
    • Educate patients / families / carers promoting effective self-management
    • Prevent unnecessary GP and ambulance call outs and hospital admissions
    • Apply advanced clinical and leadership skills to ensure that the most appropriate care and support are delivered at all times
    • Ensure effective medicines management
    • Prolong and extend the quality of life of residents of Preston and Chorley & South Ribble
    • Work collaboratively with all colleagues throughout the health economy and with the support of the patient’s Lead Consultant


    Community Respiratory Service

    The Community Matrons in Blackburn with Darwen also provide a Community Respiratory Service (CRS) for new patients with a Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis, who are acutely unwell and are having unscheduled admissions and A & E attendances. CRS provides treatment intervention and optimisation of treatment, following resolve of the exacerbation, with a view to increasing their self-care/self-management. These patients can also self-refer back into the CRS service if they are having a further COPD exacerbation.

    How to access the service

    Referral is by Health Professionals.

    The Preston Locality Community Matrons can be accessed Monday - Friday 08.30 – 16.30 for patients and their carers to contact for advice, be triaged and assessed.

    Where the service is provided and how to contact us

    We visit patients in their own home, however we are based at:

    INT Deepdale/Fulwood/Brookfied
    Brookfield Clinc
    Croasdale Ave
    PR2 6 UB
    Office Number 01772  777910

    INT Moor Park/Fulwood/Ingol
    Brookfield Clinic
    Croasdale Ave
    PR2 6 UB
    Office Number 01772 777262

    INT Preston West
    Ashton Health Centre
    Peddar Lane
    PR2 1 HR
    Office Number 01772 777915

    INT Preston East
    Geoffrey St Health Centre
    Geoffrey St
    PR1 5NE
    Office Number 01772 777913

    INT Longridge & Greater Eccleston
    Longridge Community Hospital
    St Wilfred’s Terrace
    PR3 3WQ
    Office Number 01772 777406

    Southport and Formby
    Curzon Road Medical Practice
    5 Curzon Road
    PR8 6PL

    Patient Information Leaflets

    With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

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