Our Medical Facility
Barretstown has a fully equipped medical facility on-site staffed by paediatric specialists.
How are the medical needs of the children met?
Our medical team observes the medical regime advised by the child’s doctor and at no time will the medical team deviate from this. Our medical centre is affiliated with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, which is only 40 minutes away. We adhere to all medical polices and protocols in place on their haematology/oncology ward.
Our medical team observes the medical regime advised by the child’s doctor. Upon arrival at Barretstown each child visits the medical centre and meets with a member of the medical team. The nursing staff will check in the children who are not receiving any treatment. Children requiring treatment while on site are seen by one of the volunteer doctors along with a nurse. The camper’s medication are transcribed onto the Barretstown Medication Administration Record and signed by the doctor.
The medication is stored in the medical centre, to be dispensed by our nurses at the appropriate times (usually at mealtimes or bedtime). Children on treatment are required to bring their own medication in the original container and any equipment required for special medical care.
It is imperative the information we receive on the medical form is accurate and legible as this is the information our medical team works from. The more information we receive the better prepared we are to ensure the children have a safe and enjoyable experience at camp.
What if medication has changed since the application form was sent in?
If there have been changes in medication or treatment please fill in the ‘Arrival Day Update’ sheet which you will have received with your application form, and bring it with you to camp. When the children are checked-in through the medical centre all medical forms including the arrival update sheet will be reviewed.