The Sanatorium (or ‘The San’ as we know it) is conveniently situated in the centre of the school.
There is a five-bedded ward and four twin-bedded rooms, most with lovely views over the school sports’ fields. It is a spacious Sanatorium, with a large day room with sofas and easy chairs for students to relax and recuperate in comfort, its own kitchen facilities with access to the main kitchen via a dumb waiter, and a practical medical room for daily surgeries.
The San is staffed during the day by one of our three Registered General Nurses and supported by San Assistants during evenings and overnight.. The Duty Sister holds three surgeries a day and is always available between surgeries for emergencies or for a confidential chat. There is access to a School Counsellor who provides additional support for individual pupils.
All boarding pupils are registered with the local GP Practice which is just across the road from the school whilst the local hospital – Brecon War Memorial is less than five minutes drive away. The hospital has a minor injuries unit, X-ray facilities, Physiotherapy and Outpatient clinics including podiatry and orthodontic care. More serious conditions are dealt with in Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.
The Sanatorium staff are involved in the School’s Health and Safety programme, and contribute to First Aid and Sex Education lessons. Vaccination programmes, in partnership with NHS School Health are offered to pupils as appropriate. The Sanatorium Sisters see their role as providing holistic care to the pupils. Pupils are encouraged to view the Sanatorium as a safe haven where they can be themselves and have a moment’s respite from the business of school life when needed.