Community Nurses work mainly with housebound patients in order to support their independence and provide additional assistance after discharge from hospital after a period of serious illness.
The community nursing is available to adults who are:
- aged 18 or over and require nursing care and/or
- housebound or immobile and need district nursing care out of hours
Our Community Matron is Bridget Ferris who joined the community team in August 2019:
Bridget was originally from Penzance, and trained as a nurse in Birmingham, working there for the last 22 years. She moved back to Cornwall in 2019 with her three young boys to be closer to family and the wonderful coast. When she is not at work, she is either stood next to a football pitch or on the beach.