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Medical Assistance

Our Medical Department is meant to foster child and adolescent health

The British School of Barcelona is committed to the health and well being of all students. An important part of this commitment is our student’s Welfare, Health, Safety and First Aid Policies.

Whilst we acknowledge that parents/guardians retain primary responsibility for their child’s health care, we endeavour to attend to the daily health needs of the children, by applying first aid treatment for most common injuries, administering medication when authorised by parents/guardians to do so and providing individualised with special health care needs.

To this end, we expect parents to provide accurate, up-to-date relevant information regarding children’s routine and emergency health care needs. The school does not administer medication or medical treatment to children unless we receive the doctor’s prescription and the authorisation of one of their parents/guardians. In case of medical emergencies and urgent situations, the school reports to parents and/or refer to physicians as needed.

The campus of Castelldefels is a cardio-protected site. This means that the school has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and qualified staff members as cardio protective agents (fully trained in how to revitalise and how to use the defibrillator). Our AED programme implies:

  • Coordinating and implementing AED medical policies and protocols
  • Coordinating and scheduling AED training courses and renewal courses