Haileybury Health Centre, supported by local GP practice Hailey View together with experienced and skilled nursing staff, provides access to excellent medical care for pupils 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in term time.
Caring for pupils
Health promotion is a key role of all Health Centre staff and forms a central part of Haileybury’s commitment to the pastoral care of every pupil during their time here.
Pupils are cared for in the Health Centre if they are unwell and unable to go about their usual daily routine. We have a health centre manager, five trained nurses and a health care assistant who provide 24-hour care during term time.
If pupils are unwell, they are cared for in the Health Centre until they have recovered sufficiently to return to school. There are modern, spacious facilities to enable pupils to rest comfortably during their stay in the Health Centre.
The Health Centre, or Sanitorium as it used to be known, performs two key functions for everyone at Haileybury:
- It is an NHS GP practice, where pupils can book appointments with either a male or female GP or nurse
- It is also a dispensing practice, enabling medication to be dispensed to pupils without the need to visit a pharmacy
The Health Centre operates daily surgeries for routine appointments. Pupils can attend open surgery each morning at 8.00 am, Mondays to Saturdays.
Booked appointments are available on Monday evenings as well as on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons.
In addition to GP and dispensary services, the Health Centre offers physiotherapy and psychological services to provide a complete care package for pupils.
Haileybury has a physiotherapist who offers appointments three afternoons per week. The physiotherapist works closely with Dr Parkinson and Dr Axon, the sports injury specialist who visits us each Monday.
Due to the complexities of modern life, young people do sometimes require psychological support. We have close links with local services and can arrange for pupils to be seen at the Health Centre when necessary.
- Lead GP – Dr Katie Parkinson MBBS MRCPCH MFAEM DFSRH
- College Physiotherapist – Karen Rattray MRCP
- School Nurse – Gill Brook
- School Nurse – Diane Davidson
- School Nurse – Mandy Ruggeri
- School Nurse – Donna Sartain
- School Nurse – Cara Sear