The Medical Centre is open 24 hours a day during term time and there is always a trained nurse on duty to offer help and advice to parents should they have any medical concerns about their son/daughter.
If students are feeling unwell during the school day their teacher will arrange for them to be escorted to the Medical Centre where they will be assessed and treated and if necessary admitted for observation. The parents, Houseparent and matron will be notified of the student’s admission and kept informed of their progress.
The school doctor visits the Medical Centre daily from 10am – 12pm and students are able to book appointments through the nursing staff themselves or through their matron. If a hospital referral is required the doctor will notify the parents. Once the appointment is generated then the parents will be informed and asked if they would like to attend the appointment with their son/daughter. If this is not possible then arrangements will be made by the Medical Centre.
We have a compliment of drivers who will transport students to outside health appointments including dental, orthodontic, minor injuries and hospital, the drivers will also act as a chaperone when necessary. The drivers will then refer all details of the visit back to the nurse on duty.
Should the need for admission to hospital arise the student will be accompanied by their Houseparent and parents will be notified. Whilst the Houseparent is able to give consent for emergency treatment we do prefer parents to do this wherever possible.
If at any time during the school term parents have any concerns about their son/daughter they should not hesitate to contact the Medical Centre.
Sr J E Walshe
Senior Nursing Officer