The Registered Nurse and Health Worker work together to ensure optimal health is achieved by all students while attending Shalom Christian College. Their goal is to assist in the Australian Governments Closing the Gap initiative, to ensure all our people have the same life expectancy and health outcomes. Shalom staff are also very passionate about empowering the students to take charge of their own health care needs. The first day at school as a boarding student can be a very difficult time for students. The Nurse and Health Workers perform a basic health check on all students upon arrival, this helps the Nurse/Health Worker to identify any health needs or follow up that may be required. The health check involves;
- A skin check
- Clarification of Medicare details
- Clarifying emergency contacts
- Providing the students with any requests for Dental, Hearing or any other health concerns
At times students may require medications for a temporary or long term conditions. The Nurse/Health Worker and Boarding staff work together to ensure all medications are given and taken responsibly. We work closely with the boarding staff, to care for the students holistically. We encourage all guardians and parents to keep close contact so that together we can provide the best for the students. We have many educational activities running throughout the year, as a means of preventive healthcare. Our roles are changing and expanding every year. We look forward to positives health outcomes for students and their families.
Registered Nurse: Simon Goddard
Health Worker: Shelley Douglas, Joanne Lomas, Neil Cedar