The Barretstown "Med Shed’ was an important comfort factor for us and provided great reassurance that Barretstown could cater for us as a family. The staff have vast experience of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and their side effects and you feel safe and assured that they have the knowledge and everything you needEdel Jauny, Alex's Mum
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The Med Shed
The Barretstown Medical Centre is known as the “Med Shed” and is housed in a wonderful remodelled old stone building across the courtyard from the dining room.
It is designed to be a sheltering, friendly environment to provide care for minor injuries, general paediatric problems, and administer oral medications including oral chemotherapy, IV push chemotherapy, and factor infusions. Transfusions are not routinely given, nor are multi-agent IV chemotherapy.
The Med-Shed has a large reception room with couches always partially occupied by the seven dwarves. This leads through a wheel chair accessible ramp to the nurse’s station overlooking the secret garden.
The nurse’s station houses the medical records and leads to the four patient exam-rooms, five sleeping rooms, bathrooms and pharmacy.