Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

To support our patients during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the opening hours at our Outpatients Phlebotomy Department at Gravesham Community Hospital will be extended to 08:15-14:00, Monday-Friday with effect from Monday 18th January 2021 until Wednesday 31stMarch 2021.

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Community Matrons

Community Matrons are advanced nurse practitioners who provide intensive and personalised care and support to patients with more than one complex and chronic long term condition. The main aim is to ensure that patients can stay safe and healthy in their own home or in their chosen environment.


Care Co-ordination Centre, Gravesham Place, Gravesend DA11 ODG
Livingstone Hospital, East Hill, Dartford DA1 1SA
t: 0300 247 0400 

Kent Science Park, 187 Carver Drive, Sittingbourne ME9 8NP
t: 0300 247 0400

e: VCL.DGSS-CCC@nhs.net

North Kent Adult Community Services Referral Form


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The Community Matrons aim to reduce the need for patients to access unscheduled care as well as reducing unplanned re-admissions to hospital. If the patient is admitted, the Community Matrons aim to enable early discharge. Individuals receiving continuing care will also be included in this service provision.

We provide support for those with long term conditions and the frail/elderly.

We:

  • Develop an individual clinical management plan with the patient, carers and relatives, which will include ways to overcome potential exacerbations of their condition
  • Educate the patient and carers about the illness
  • Support patients to self-manage their conditions
  • Case Management
  • Coordinate patient care across other Health and Social Care Professionals

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