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Medical Centre

Boy being helped at the Medical Centre

Aims and Visions of the Medical Centre

Health professionals working within the College have a privileged and unique opportunity to support pupils in maintaining a healthier lifestyle: thereby enabling them to realise their full educational and emotional potential.

The Medical Centre staff work to create a safe, warm and friendly environment. We will respect the confidentiality of every member of the College community whilst working within safeguarding guidelines.

We aim to provide a listening, non judgemental service and those attending will be treated, supported and cared for with attention for their individual needs.

  • The Richard Penny Medical Centre is a purpose built facility
  • It was opened in 1997 and was named after Dr Richard Penny an Old Alleynian and the College’s Medical Officer
  • It is staffed by qualified nurses who provide treatment for minor ailments and accidents and who can direct  parents’ to other services as appropriate
  • The Centre has a 5 bedded inpatient facility
  • The nursing staff provide an on call service for boarding pupils who are unwell and if required  a nurse will stay overnight to care for them  
  • This surgery is primarily for the boarders who are registered with the Rosendale Practice but can in an emergency be accessed by day pupils and staff
  • It  is open during term times from Monday - Friday 08:00-18:30 and to cover sports fixtures on Saturdays
  • The College Medical Officer is Dr Rosemary Leonard. She and the other doctors from the Rosendale Practice provide a daily surgery during weekdays in the Medical Centre from 13:30-14:00.
  • A confidential counselling service is offered to pupils and staff from Monday - Wednesday 08:00-16:00


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