Our Specialist Nursing Staff
Our unit has
approximately 200 nursing staff. The nursing
workforce is large and diverse and as well as well as being
registered nurses, many staff are at various stages in their
training to gain additional qualifications in neonatal nursing.
They are led by a team of modern matrons:
Penny Heap - Quality and Governance
Penny is the Quality and Governance
Matron. This role has responsibility for education, training,
research, risk management, audit and quality.
She is responsible for providing nurse
leadership for the implementation of the Trust Quality Strategy,
leading on risk management and the future development of clinical
competencies and educational development.
Eaton - Critical Care Matron
Kath's role is the operational
management of intensive care and high dependency care. She is
a clinical expert and will ensure that appropriate nursing
expertise is delivered to all neonates.
She will provide professional
leadership to the Advanced Practitioners and oversee the
development of enhanced and advanced practice.
Alison O'Doherty - Continuing Care Matron
Alison has responsibility for neonatal
continuing care. This includes: low dependency care,
transitional care (including advising on the care of neonates on
the postnatal wards), community and outreach services, safeguarding
and liaison with midwifery services internally and regionally.
She will provide a liaison role for
families where birth is planned to take place in Saint Mary's and
in preparation for discharge or transfer.
She is the safeguarding lead for the