The School Nursing team support and facilitate students with health needs within the school environment.
The team is a member of the Community Children’s Nursing Service funded by Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust. The team works closely with school staff, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists.
The school nursing team works in the following areas:
prescribed medication to students in school,
giving specialist feeds (gastrostomy and nasogastric) to students,
supporting school staff in a health education and advisory capacity,
working with the PHSE staff,
supporting students and staff in the event of accidents and illness in school,
supporting school staff and students on trips and out of school residential trips,
working closely and sharing information with the palliative care nurse who is involved with students in the school,
supporting the residential staff to meet the health needs of children in residence,
organising and running medical, orthopaedic, audiology and opthalmology clinics in school.
We are a link between parents, students and other multidisciplinary professionals. A link is also maintained with the Community Children’s Nursing Service in order to maintain contact with students and meet their health needs outside school hours and during the school holidays.