We are extremely proud of our Medical Centre which provides students and staff with an excellent level of care to support healthcare and wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. Set within a welcoming and comfortable environment, there are eight beds across three rooms along with treatment and a private consultation rooms accessible to all students.
Highly qualified Registered General nurses assess, triage and treat a wide range of medical conditions, minor illness and sports injuries. Our medical team is also fully supported by two medical administrators and visiting doctors from St James’s surgery in Dover. The School enjoys a good working relationship with the surgery which provides an enviable level of care to our students.
Our Medical Centre team works very closely with the School’s wellbeing staff; Colette Thorns is our designated wellbeing nurse who is able to meet a vast range of needs through group and individual consultations and training sessions with her wellbeing team colleagues. School staff benefit from the impressive experience of our nurses who assist with medication training as well as mental health and first aid support for boarding house pastoral staff, a relationship that really binds our whole School team together.
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.