The Nursing Staff of Heathfield’s Health Centre are on hand to deal with the twisted ankles, the winter flu, and the inevitable sprained fingers from netball, but they are also there as a listening ear providing pastoral support to girls in every year group. They maintain a direct line of communication with parents and guardians regarding their children’s health and wellbeing, whether this is in regards to the injuries acquired skiing over half term, or the colds caught in school.
In addition to the waiting room and consultation room, the Health Centre also has a dedicated physiotherapy room, wet room, a single isolation room complete with en-suite and two twin bedded rooms for when pupils are sick and need a little extra TLC.
The fully equipped Health Centre is located on the ground floor of Wyatt House and is staffed by a number of nurses who are fully trained to deal with injuries and illness, and hold daily surgeries for medical consultations before school, during lunch, and in the evening. They also hold various specialist qualifications in areas such as asthma and diabetes, and are experienced in providing advisory services in travel and vaccinations.
The school GP holds a surgery, both on-line and in person, twice a week and a counsellor is available twice a week for on-line and in person appointments. A wellbeing therapist and food nutritionist also provide services for pupils as required. In addition to the in-house services provided, the school utilises local orthodontists, dentists, clinics and hospitals.