"I now feel that I have clinicians 'fighting my corner' so to speak. I've never had that priceless, comforting feeling"
The highest calibre of nursing staff
King Edward VII's Hospital employs only the highest calibre of nursing staff. Our nurses are all fully qualified and have years of experience delivering frontline healthcare. We also offer outstanding patient-to-nurse ratios to ensure truly excellent care. On average we work to a ratio of one nurse to four patients. This gives our nurses the time to build meaningful relationships with patients, and make sure we can meet all of your needs.
The quality of our nursing is at the heart of what makes King Edward VII’s Hospital so special... our patients tell us that our nurses treat them with kindness, respect and dignity and that they feel safe and nurtured in our care
The hospital’s nursing team is managed by our Matron Caroline Cassels. An old-fashioned title, implemented with modern values and standards, the Matron’s role is essential to the smooth running of the hospital and also to the style and quality of nursing we are so well known for at King Edward VII’s. Our current Matron celebrated her 20th year in post in 2014.
She ensures the efficient running of our wards and units while also providing clinical guidance to nursing staff. As well as her extensive management and operational responsibilities, Matron makes daily rounds of the wards and provides valued support to patients and their relatives.
We regularly run rigorous audit programmes to ensure the highest standards are maintained at all times and in all areas of our work. Our relatively small size as a hospital helps to create a friendly, efficient environment, where communication and attention to detail are paramount. It also enables us to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and our zero rate of hospital-acquired infections.
Our culture is one of high clinical standards, respect and kindness, and this is embedded in the approach that all of our nursing staff take to care
A culture of kindness
We are a small team here at King Edward VII’s and many of our senior nursing staff have worked with us for a long time. This helps to maintain our high levels of care and creates a family atmosphere where all staff know each other by name. Our culture is one of high clinical standards, respect and kindness, and this is embedded in the approach that all of our nursing staff take to care.