The school Medical Centre is a notable asset to the Duke of York’s Royal Military School and an example of the unique character of the school. The Centre is staffed 24 hours a day during term time and offers high quality provision to support the health care needs of all of our students both physically and emotionally.
The centre is staffed by four experienced Registered General Nurses, one of whom is the lead Nurse and supported by two friendly and knowledgeable Heath Care Assistants. The centre holds daily Doctor Clinics from Monday to Friday and daily appointments to see the nurses, as well as Welfare checks being completed twice a day on any students that are too unwell for classes but remain in their boarding houses.
The centre has 10 beds across three wards, including one disabled room, where students are able to stay if they are too unwell to remain in their boarding houses which means the can be monitored much more closely by the nurses.
There is a robust process and clear service signposting to ensure that students are able to access health care advice and services appropriately within a safe and supportive environment.
All staff with responsibilities in the boarding houses complete training designed by Boots Pharmacy in the administration of medicines for both prescribed and homely medication. Medication is administered and stored by matrons or self-medicated under the guidance of the Medication Policy.
Students are routinely accompanied on medical and outpatient appointments, by trained staff. A small charge is levied for this service.
We are very proud of our medical centre and of the care it offers to our students.
A qualified nursing team provides 24-hour nursing support. Strong links with the pastoral leaders and counsellors ensure that boarders who have welfare concerns and additional needs are well supported
Lead Registered General Nurse Michelle always has a positive attitude and has been a nurse for 34 years being a member of the Medical Centre at the Duke of York's military School for 4 and a half years.
Living under the moto of ‘Keep Smiling’, Diana, a nurse in the Medical centre really enjoys the Family feel of the team around her. She thrives on the diversity and challenges that each new day brings and really enjoys her interactions with the pupils.
‘Never stop learning because life never stops teaching’ - Kellie loves the challenge that being a nurse brings on a day to day basis. She thrives on helping the students and has done since she started 3 years ago.
Always smiling Collette, is the newest member of the team being at the School for 1 year but with 30 years experience in nursing she's certainly an expert in her field. Believing that you are only here once, she lives every day to its fullest.
Steve Baggs, Husband of our very own Alexandra Baggs the Head of Woodwind and Instrumental Music, is the Lead Medical Centre Administrator and has worked in the Medical Centre for 3 years. He has always worked in health care from Nursing homes to mental health. Always with a smile on his face he believes you should always treat others the way you want to be treated.
Maria Reeve is the Medical Centre Administrator and joined the school in September 2018. Her background includes working for Boots Pharmacy and she brings alot of fantastic skills with her to the Medical Centre.