The Medical Welfare Room is located in the HUB and provides a service to all students and staff who are unwell, injured or who have any medical or welfare concerns.
If students feel unwell during the academy day, they should report to the Medical Welfare Assistant, Mrs Durcan.
Academy policy states that students should not phone home themselves and ask parents to pick them up. If, after assessment going home is the right option then the academy will make the phone call to parents/carers. When reporting to the Medical Welfare room, a note is required from teachers during lesson time; when returning to class a note will also be given. The academy supports all students who have medical conditions.
If medication needs to be taken in the academy, written parental consent is required. Forms can be obtained from the Medical Welfare room. Without written consent, medication will not be administered. All medication needs to be in its original Pharmaceutical box, complete with the student’s name, dosage, labels, instructions and expiry date. All medications are securely locked away and no more than one week’s supply should be sent to the academy. A record of self-administration times (under supervision) will be recorded in the medical room. Pain relief medication, i.e. aspirin, paracetamol etc. will not be administered to students. Asthma inhalers may be carried by the student, a spare labelled one may also be kept in the medical room. EpiPen and Diabetic medication can also be stored in the Medical Welfare room.
All medication to be administered must be brought in by the parent/carer and any out of date medication should be collected by parents/carers for disposal.
The Welfare Assistant welcomes information from parents regarding their child’s medical issues and is always happy to discuss this either by telephone or a meeting in the academy. Please contact Mrs Durcan on 01582 679400 ext. 274
The Community Health School Nurse comes into the academy for a weekly drop-in session. This will be held in the HUB every Monday at 1:30pm. The drop in session can offer advice to students on difficulties such as health, diet, relationships, smoking, alcohol and signpost to other external agencies if needed. The Academy Nurse is Beverley Daniels.