Caxton College has a medical centre, as part of its facilities, where the medical needs of students and staff are attended to, and any first aid treatments required on a day-to-day basis are given with parental authorisation. We are a cardioprotected school, we have a semi-automatic defibrillator and we train all the staff so that they can use it in case of emergency.
The school nurse, María Benedí, is in charge of the medical centre. She holds a nursing degree from the Catholic University of Valencia, and is an Old Caxtonian. She has experience in this area, having worked in the ICU at the Valencian Institute of Oncology, as well as in the maternity and paediatric ward of the 9 de Octubre Hospital. She holds a master’s degree in School Nursing in order to specialise in those health problems occurring in school age children, as well as in promoting children’s health and in prevention.
In addition to looking after the pupils every day, María Benedí also carries out health campaigns and gives talks and practical lessons in first aid for students, and is in charge of supervising special diets, allergies and medicines for pupils.
Dr. Mascarós, a specialist in family medicine, comes to the medical centre one day per week in order to see any pupils or school employees who require medical advice.