Sick Bay


The school ‘Sick Bay’ is staffed by qualified First Aid Attendants and is provided by the school during the hours of 9 am and 3 pm so that immediate attention to illness or injury is available to students at all times.

The First Aid Attendants at Lilydale High School are Rondahe Lomas and Sam Stribbling.  They hold current Level 2 St Johns Ambulance Certificates and current CPR qualifications.

The Sick Bay service is provided by the School Council and is not funded by the Department of Education and Training.  A suggested donation of $20 per family would enable the school to continue to provide this service.

 

Sick Bay Procedures

It is best for your child to remain at home if they are unwell in the morning.

However, should they become ill at school they will be attended to by a First Aid attendant.  Parents/ guardians or your emergency contact person will be notified to arrange transport home.  To this end it is vital that student contact details are up to date.

Students are NOT PERMITTED to RING their parents/guardians (via a mobile telephone) themselves OR leave the school without permission.

If your child requires regular medication to be administered during school hours parents/guardians need to send the medication to school, clearly labelled, and it will be held in the locked first aid cabinet available for use by your child under the supervision of the First Aid attendant. The school does not keep a supply of painkillers (Panadol or other medication) for student use.

A treatment action plan should be supplied for students with asthma or any other illness that may require first aid assistance at school.    In particular, medical conditions like epilepsy, haemophilia, diabetes, anaphylaxis or severe allergic reactions.  This plan will be attached to your child’s school records. Parents/Guardians will also need to provide this information again when your child attends school excursions or camps.

Each student who is at risk of anaphylaxis is required to have a management plan that has been developed in consultation with the parents/guardians and medical practitioner.  Prevention strategies for each student at risk of anaphylaxis must be developed for both in school and out of school settings.

First aid medical supplies are only issued for injuries/incidents that occur at school.  Any student requiring strapping tape etc must also provide their own supplies.

Head Lice

The information contained in the link below from the Department of Education and Training will help parents treat and control head lice.

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/headlice/

Please feel free to contact our First Aid Attendants at any time.  Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.