The Sanatorium (or San) looks after all the medical needs of our pupils, under the careful guidance of our Matron and her team.
The school Medical Centre is commonly known as San. The San is a well-equipped, self-contained, six bed-unit. There are specific clinic times throughout the day which the pupils are encouraged to adhere to but there is 24-hour cover, seven days a week during term time, provided by experienced, qualified nurses.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions that San is an appointment only service
Anita Getty RCN, RGN (Matron)
Rachel Cron RGN RM (School Nurse)
Nicola Murphy RGN RCN
Jill Williams RGN RCN BNS
Sonja Owen RGN (School Counsellor)
Dr Alex Khourie, a local GP, is the school’s Medical Officer. He provides a clinic on Tuesday afternoons in the school. Pupils can also have appointments made at his own practice on other days.
All parents or guardians must complete a medical questionnaire about their child before the child starts as a pupil. It is vital for the child’s health and welfare that we know all past and present medical history including allergies, vaccinations hospital admissions, hospital treatment, behavioural or psychological problems. Records are held securely in San.
In accordance with the school doctor’s/nurse’s professional obligations, medical information about pupils will remain confidential. However, in providing medical/nursing care it is recognised that the doctor/nurse may liaise with parents or guardians, the head teacher or other academic staff and that information, ideally with the pupils’ consent will be passed on as appropriate.
With all matters, the doctor/nurse will respect a pupil’s confidence except on the very rare occasions when, the doctor/nurse considers it in the pupil’s best interests, or necessary for the protection of the wider school community, to breach confidence and pass information on to a relevant person or body.
On a weekly basis we have a visiting Physiotherapist and Counsellor and appointments can be organised through the Nurse on duty in San.
Parents are asked to arrange routine dental checks, treatment and orthodontic work during school holidays. The same applies to optician appointments. Emergency treatment can be organised through the Nurse on duty in San.