The Health Centre
The Health Centre is permanently staffed during term time by a team of five registered nurses .The nurses work shifts so that there is a duty nurse present night and day and the Lead Nurse/Practice Manager is on duty Monday – Friday.
We are contactable 24/7 during term time only:
Tel: 01491683535. Mob: 07786396124. ([email protected]).
Nurses room – area for assessment and treatment of illnesses/injuries.
2 x 4 bed bays – 1 is a dedicated isolation area for any contagious illnesses with separate toilet and shower facilities. Both rooms have a TV. There are also call bells to ring the nurses if required.
Practice Manager Office
Nurse’s overnight room
Toilet and shower facilities for pupils
Small kitchen to provide basic food such as toast, soup, fruit, biscuits
The Oratory School Health Centre philosophy
Our priority is to provide a high standard of health care to all our patients, while maintaining a caring and safe environment for all. We have a team approach to patient care and endeavour to monitor the service provided to patients, to ensure that it meets current standards of excellence.
We provide 24/7 cover by trained nurses in the Medical Centre. Nurses undergo regular updates and training to ensure care is evidence based and in accordance with current practice. We are there to support pupils with their physical and emotional well-being. We are able to provide homely remedies such as analgesia, antihistamines, cold medication etc. We are also trained in the use of Oxygen, Entonox, Salbutamol Nebulisers and Adrenaline which we have on site for medical emergencies.
There is a Doctor’s Clinic twice weekly, currently on Monday’s at 2pm and Friday’s at 8am. All full or weekly boarders will be registered with Dr Goode at Woodcote Surgery on arrival at the school. If pupils need to attend a GP in holiday periods, they can attend any GP as a ‘temporary patient’.
There is a physiotherapist in attendance twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Our Physiotherapist is Amanda Watt with Physiobility. The Physio can be accessed following a GP referral via private insurance, or alternatively, it can be paid for separately.
The School counsellor is available to pupils free of charge.
Pupils' own medication
Under 16 years – pupils need to provide the Health Centre with any medication that they bring to school and this will be administered by the nurses.
Above 16 years - nurses will complete a medication assessment with the pupils and, if appropriate, the pupil can keep the medication in their rooms in a locked cupboard.
If a pupil is arriving from overseas with medication, please ensure that we are provided with a prescription and details of what these medications are, if they are not in English.
If a pupil is on a ‘controlled medication’ then regardless of age, the pupil will need to keep this in the controlled drugs cupboard in the Health Centre; nurses will administer this on a daily basis. It is also essential for any boarders to provide a prescription for this, in order for us to be allowed to administer it.