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The health and well-being of all our boys is at the heart of Ludgrove’s pastoral provision and the medical care is provided by a team of three Registered nurses.
Left to right: Mrs Salt, Mrs Makin and Mrs Brown
The team is led by Mrs Rebecca Salt and includes Mrs Brown and Mrs Makin; they oversee the day to day welfare and health of the boys from their fully equipped surgery in liaison with the school doctor, from Wokingham Medical Centre, who visits each Tuesday afternoon.
If necessary, boys are taken to the doctor’s surgery, The Royal Berkshire hospital in Reading or Bracknell Urgent Care Centre for X-rays and other treatment. There is a dedicated six-bed sick bay where boys are cared for and during rugby matches our nursing team is supported pitch side by external First Aid provision.
On arrival, each new boy is given a medical health assessment by the nurse and doctor; this will include height and weight measurements, an eye and hearing test. Parents are asked to complete a Medical Record card and sign a consent form before their son starts with us, allowing the nurse to administer appropriate medical care, this will also include the use of inhalers.
In order to promote the best mental health of our boys, we also have a qualified School Counsellor to whom boys can be referred. She visits once a week and supports our medical, pastoral and Learning support team, three of whom have had Mental Health First Aid training.
Heidi Joliffe MBACP Accred, School Counsellor