Medical service

 The medical staff in our school:

1. our school doctor: Dr. Dooms

2. two nurses: Joëlle Bombaerts and Chantal Durand-Pinck: WOL-INFIRMERIE@EURSC.EU

 

We provide a first aid service for your children when they have minor medical needs; fever, stomachache, earache, control of blood sugar levels if they are diabetic, etc.

 

If your child comes to the school infirmary, we will contact you if his/her condition makes it necessary. If you do not hear from us, it means that your child is fit to go back to class until the end of the school day.

 

The role of the school infirmary is to provide first-aid for such accidents or illnesses as may arise during the school day.  In no circumstances can it be allowed to stand in for parents for the administering of medication.  So that the nurses can devote the necessary time to emergency cases, parents are requested to deal at home – in consultation with their GP where necessary – with the minor ailments such as:  sore throats, mouth ulcers, cold sores, warts, and cuts or sprains suffered off the school premises.

 

To enable teachers to help and understand your children’s problems better, please inform the school of any physical challenge or learning difficulties  which they may have. 

 

Please inform the school of an emergency or contact telephone number, notably if you leave Belgium for one or a few days.

 

If a child needs to take a special medicine (Ritalin, antibiotics, etc.), parents must give it to the school nurses along with the doctor’s prescription specifying the condition, the dose and the frequency.

 

Accidents:

  • In case of minor accidents, your child will be treated in school.
  • For more important accidents (suspected fractures or cuts that need stitching), we will contact you so that you can collect your child and take them to the emergency room.
  • If the accident requires urgent specialist attention (for example serious fractures or epileptic seizures), we will telephone the emergency services (112) so that your child can be taken to Saint-Luc (the nearest emergency hospital). We will also contact you immediately so that you can meet your child there.
  • If your child suffers a head injury they will be kept and observed at the infirmary for 20 minutes. If they appear to have no serious injury, they will be sent back to class with a letter for parents advising continued observation at home.
  • In the case of vomiting or where we are not sure of the situation, we will telephone the emergency services for advice.
  • For primary school children: A sticker with the details of any medication given, the student’s temperature and the time of their visit will be put in the agenda.

 

Medical check-ups

These take place for Nursery pupils entering the 1st year of primary, for new students in the primary and those who were not checked in June. Repeat checks are performed in the 4th year primary, and again in the 3rd and 5th year secondary as well as for all new pupils in our school (primary & secondary).

In accord with the regulation L-541-1, these check-ups are obligatory.

The check-ups take place in the school infirmary, students are given appointments via the school agenda and parents are welcome to attend subject to an appointment being made.

 

The full examinations will be as follows:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eye test
  • Medical examination by the doctor (heart, lungs, how they stand, etc.).

 

The children attend the tests in groups of 4 and after the tests carried out by the nurses, the children undress as far as their underwear in the individual changing rooms before seeing the doctor.

 

If a student who has already been ill and away from school, comes to visit the school nurse, the parents will be telephoned so they can come and collect the child.

 

Please contact us by telephone (02.774.22.15) to let us know about any health problem that might be relevant for ensuring success of your child at the school.

 

Sincerely,

The nurses