Lorraine Matthews

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Lorraine Matthews


Mobile: 07384 168930
Email: lorraine.matthews@sky.com

Coverage

Hailsham and surrounding area within 10 mile radius

Availability

Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm - limited evenings and weekends Respite and holiday cover

Charging and related information

Mon – Fri, 7am – 5pm, £18 ph
Limited evenings - £20 ph
Limited weekends 7am – 5pm, £20 ph

Public holidays / Bank holidays will be charged at time and a half.

Expertise

I have experience of working with people with many different health related conditions, including, dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, visual and hearing impairment, a wide range of mobility issues and palliative / end of life care.
I also have experience with PEG feed, Stoma and Catheter care.

Interests:
My interests are varied and include, reading, crosswords, gardening, tv (particularly period dramas), photography, music and walking my little dog.

I have the following certificates, in addition to my mandatory Support With Confidence training:
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Adult Social Care
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 2 Functioning Skills in English and Mathematics

Experience

I have worked in the healthcare sector for the past 20 years in varying roles, but all with the same aim of looking after people in need of help.
I find there is no greater satisfaction in life than to feel that I’ve made a difference, no matter how small, to someone’s life and made it just that little bit easier and pleasant for them.
Regardless of what role I have been in, I have always adopted a person-centred approach to my work as I feel it is vital for the individual concerned and enables me to provide the best possible service to them.
I very much enjoy building a rapport with clients, their family and friends, and I’m happy to work alongside them and other healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible outcome for the individual. I have experience of supporting people with a visual impairment.

Background

I gained a great deal of experience in healthcare, working both in the community and in the nursing home setting. I have worked for several years in both environments, caring for clients / residents with a wide range of individual needs, ranging from those needing low level assistance through to those with very complex needs and palliative / end of life care.

For the last 3 years, I have been working for a private ambulance company, supporting the NHS in transporting patients to and from hospital and other healthcare appointments, carrying out hospital transfers and discharges back to home.

Prior to entering healthcare, I worked for many years in an office environment, mainly in accounts and financial settings.

I am fully insured with Public Liability and Business Car Insurance.

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