Who’s who? Uniforms explained

Many people are involved in caring for you while you are in hospital, and they all wear a uniform and a name badge. Staff will introduce themselves but if you are in doubt about who they are, please ask them to explain.

Our nursing and midwifery uniforms

Job RoleUniform

Matron


Our Matrons are in charge of several wards. They make sure the nursing and midwifery teams work well together.

Lead Nurse/Lead Midwife/Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse


Our Lead Nurses and Lead Midwives are in charge of one ward or department and make sure patients are well cared for. They organise the nursing team.

Sister/Charge Nurse/Senior Midwife


Our Sisters, Charge Nurses & Senior Midwifes support the Lead Nurse/Senior Sister in ensuring patients are well looked after and are role models for junior staff.

Midwife


Midwives are responsible for caring for patients on a day to day basis and provide supervision to midwifery care assistants and nursing auxiliary.

Staff Nurse


Our Staff Nurses are responsible for caring for patients on a day-to-day basis and supervise our Health Care Assistants and Nursing Auxiliaries.

Student Nurse


Student Nurses are studying to become Nurses and are learning 'on the job'. They care for patients under the supervision of experienced Nurses.

Healthcare Assistant (HCA) & Nursing Auxiliary


Our Healthcare Assistants and Nursing Auxillaries care for patients under the guidance and direction of the Staff Nurses and Sisters.

Play Leader


Play Leaders help create a positive environment and positive patient
experience by providing interesting and stimulating play/recreation programmes for children, young people and their families.

Our emergency department uniforms

Job RoleUniform

Doctor


All doctors, from junior doctors to consultants, who work in our Emergency Department wear this colour uniform. Doctors/Consultants accept ultimate responsibility for the care of all the patients referred to them.

Matron


Our Matrons are in charge of several wards. They make sure the nursing and midwifery teams work well together.

Registered Nurses


All registered nurses, including lead nurses and sisters, who work in the Emergency Department wear this colour uniform. Our Nurses are responsible for caring for patients on a day-to-day basis and supervise our Health Care Assistants and Nursing Auxiliaries.

Healthcare Assistant (HCA) & Nursing Auxiliary


Our Healthcare Assistants and Nursing Auxiliaries care for patients under the guidance and direction of the Staff Nurses and Sisters.

Student Nurse


Student Nurses are studying to become Nurses and are learning 'on the job'. They care for patients under the supervision of experienced Nurses.

Play Leader


Play Leaders help create a positive environment and positive patient
experience by providing interesting and stimulating play/recreation programmes for children, young people and their families.

Receptionist


Receptionists support the Emergency Department team with administrative duties.

This page was updated: by Andy Leppard.
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