Community matrons (OPTIN)
Our team of community matrons provide clinical care for people who are in care homes if they are unwell.
The service is provided solely in Hartlepool and aims to help people remain in their care home without being brought into hospital when possible.
If the community matrons take any samples they will check the results to see if anything is wrong, prescribe medication if it is needed and check that current prescriptions are right for their patients.
Making a referral
Health professionals should phone our single point of access on 01429 522500 to make a referral.
The service is provided Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm