Information on children and young people's health history and
present health condition is sought prior to and during admission.
The attending nurse and local GP undertake a medical examination
and access previous health records from the child / young person's
most recent GP. The Care Planning Process seeks also to gain
information on the health of children and young people.
A medical room is provided on site administered by a visiting
nurse and local GP. A dentist visits on a monthly basis and also
attends to emergencies. All young people have access to other
health resources through GP referral. A local accident and
emergency department is located at a nearby hospital where children
and young people will be escorted when necessary.
All children and young people receive the required immunisations
identified through the admission medical and Care Planning
The admission medical and process will also identify key health
issues that require an immediate response i.e. risk of self-harm
and or referral to a Specialist Support Service i.e. substance