A clinic, staffed by two nurses, is located near the front office and provides services to all students. A log is kept of all treatments and the nurse notifies the Head of Secondary. The nurses are employed by Global Doctor Clinic and have access to immediate support from doctors at the clinic if necessary.

Illness

It is important that parents keep their children home if they are sick. UISZ maintains a ‘fever free’ environment and will send students home if they have a temperature over 37.5 degrees Celsius. By following this procedure we are able to maintain a healthy environment for all and minimise infections.

Injuries

The School Nurse will contact the Head of Secondary and parents in the event of an injury or illness. In the event of a serious injury or illness, the parents will be contacted so that we can transport the student to a hospital or medical clinic for further treatment. Usually the nurse will accompany the student to the facility and meet the parents there.

 

Medication at School

If you wish the school nurse to administer medication during school hours, send a note with the student’s name, reason for giving the medicine, dosage, time and for how many days. All medicines must be in their original container and clearly labelled in English and/or Chinese. A few over the counter medications (e.g. Panadol) are available and can be given if parent permission is on file.