Medical Information for Parents
At Our Lady of Lourdes we have a series of policies in place to support pupils who have medical conditions in school (in accordance with the Children’s Act 2014).
We have a named Medical Coordinator – Miss O’Neill
We have a named SENDCo – Mrs McLoughlin
School Health Team
Our Lady of Lourdes will work with families and health professionals to ensure that all children have a full access to the curriculum and that their day to day medical needs are met during the school day, while in After School or Before School Provision and while on educational visits or working off site.
We will support the administration of medicine during the school day if it is required to be taken at this time (and cannot be deferred to an out of school time), if the medicine is prescribed by a GP or Consultant and is still in its original packaging with the label indication the child’s name and required dosage and if the parent or person with PR has completed the necessary paperwork in school giving consent for administration.
We have emergency medication in school to manage asthma, anaphylaxis and allergic reactions of a less serious nature. We will not routinely offer medication held on site and if you know your child has an allergy or asthma (as well as other emergency conditions) it is your responsibility to make sure that school has your child’s emergency medication. All emergency medication is stored at the child’s location.
We do not administer Calpol, other paracetamol products, aspirin or ibuprofen.
Our Lady of Lourdes has a defibrillator with 15 trained members of staff in order to allow us to manage cardiac incidents in school immediately.
If your child is diagnosed with asthma please read the school Asthma Policy and complete the School Asthma Card. You are responsible for ensuring that your child’s inhalers are in school and in date. We will check inhalers on a regular basis and will notify you if they are out of date.
If you have any questions of a general medical nature, please contact Miss O’Neill in the School Office. If you have any confidential medical questions or concerns please feel free to make an appointment to speak with the Class Teacher or Head Teacher.