Health Centre

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The Sick Bay was renamed  the “Health Centre” to reflect its promotion of wellbeing and good health.

Health Centre Hours are 8.45am – 3.00pm.

Important Points

  • We are unable to look after students who are unwell at school
  • Please keep students home if unwell
  • Parents will be contacted if students are injured or sick – students are not to make their own arrangements to go home
  • Contact number and address details of all parents/guardians & emergency contacts need to be updated of any changes
  • Please contact the Nurse if there are any Health Issues or injury
  • Students must report to the office if the Health Centre is unattended
  • Parents are to collect students from the Main Office / Health Centre

Signing In and Out

Signing in and out is a safety issue. If students become ill during the day or have to leave for any reason, it is critical that they report to the College Nurse so she can phone the parent or guardian. Students are not to make their own arrangements to go home. If the student has a note from the parent they must have it endorsed by their Home Group teacher or Learning Team Leader before signing out at the Office.

Medication

  • NO Medication should be in the student’s possession
  • Only Ventolin or similar medication for the relief of Asthma are to be carried by the student
  • Pain Relief Permission Form to be completed for the Nurse to administer Paracetamol (form obtainable from the office)
  • Regular or alternative medication to paracetamol MUST be stored in the Health Centre
  • Covering note & discussion with the Nurse is required
  • It is preferable for medication to be given in its original box/package

Head Lice

  • Head lice inspections are performed by the Nurse (an ‘Opt Out’ form is to be completed if you do not wish your child to be inspected by the Nurse).
  • Students with head lice will be sent home
  • Students must be treated with the correct shampoo treatment
  • Students to report to the Nurse on return to the school.

Further information can be obtained from the College Nurse or visit: www.health.vic.gov.au/headlice/

Asthma

  • We are an Asthma Friendly school
  • If your child is asthmatic, please ensure he/she has a bronchodilator
  • Please complete an “Asthma Management Plan”, obtainable from the Nurse

For further useful information please visit: www.asthma.org.au

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is life threatening! An EPIPEN must be provided for anaphylactic students and must be renewed regularly, as it has a short use by date. An Action Plan for Anaphylaxis must be completed. The EPIPEN must be taken on camps and excursions. Students without an epipen will not be allowed on camps / excursions.
You can find further helpful information on the following website: www.allergy.org.au

School Nurse

Tracey Anastasi is an English trained Division 2 Nurse and has been nursing for 35 years, 17 years of which have been at Berwick College. Tracey constantly updates her skills and also belongs to the Victorian School Nurses Group. She has completed studies in Adolescent Health and Adolescent Counselling.

Contact Details

School Nurse
Tracey Anastasi
(03) 8768 1020
anastasi.tracey.l@edumail.vic.gov.au