The Health Centre holds copies of the confidential medical records of every student, information supplied by parents via the Health and Medical Declaration Form completed at the point of entry to the School. The Health Centre attends to injuries or illnesses according to clear guidelines and will often contact parents during, or even prior to, this process. It is, therefore, very important that the School holds current contact details for all parents/guardians.
If children become ill during school time, parents are contacted and asked to collect them. If a child sustains a minor injury, parents are informed by either phone or email, depending on the severity. In cases of injury that require immediate hospital treatment, parents are contacted and an ambulance called. In most cases, the child will be taken to Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital near the School.
If a child has been prescribed medication by a doctor that needs to be administered during the school day it should be brought into school, clearly labelled in English with the child’s name, class, time, dosage and an indication of the purpose of the medication. This should be marked for the attention of the school nurse – your child’s teacher will pass this on to the Health Centre.
Items such as Ventolin inhalers may be left, clearly labelled with the child’s name, in the care of the class teacher as well as the Health Centre, to be on hand immediately if required. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure their child and the school has adequate supplies of the medication they need.