Hello, I am Karen Spooner, and I am a qualified learning disability nurse (RNLD). I have worked in the care industry for 20 years, and for 13 of these I have been a nurse.

Karen Spooner

An overview of our team and their roles

Karen Spooner Matron at Burton and Trent Court Care Homes

Hello, I am Karen Spooner, and I am a qualified learning disability nurse (RNLD). I have worked in the care industry for 20 years, and for 13 of these I have been a nurse.

In 2018 I joined Bridge, Burton and Trent Court care home as Matron. The role of Matron in many organisations has been replaced by role such as a clinical nursing manager.

We hope that in reviving the Matron role to bring nursing management back to the floor and enhanced the direct care of the people we support. 

Personal

Personally, I have varying interests and enjoy exploring and experiencing new things. I enjoy various hobbies, from cross-fit, reading, animals to scuba diving which I have recently taken up. My family and friends are essential to me, and I enjoy spending quality time with them.

Karen Spooner is responsible for:

  • Oversee and have a hands-on presence within the clinical team.
  • To ensure that clinical supervisions and competencies are completed for the nurses.
  • Ensure all areas of clinical compliance is maintained
  • All audits are completed and report findings to the manager.
  • Provide guidance to staff and implement clinical care effectively
  • Liaise with health professionals to review and monitor complex care needs and general health needs.