Health Centre

Mrs Liz Cookson-Butler – Health Centre Nurse

The TSS Health Centre provides nursing care for all our boarding boys 24 hours a day. Our team comprises of 5 registered nurses, which allows for the Health centre to be open for students to visit every day of the week at the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am to 7:00pm

Sally our resident nurse is on call every evening outside these hours to provide any emergency care for the boarders.

We are extremely fortunate to have two doctors from Bundall Medical centre come and treat the boys at school.  They hold clinics at lunch time from Monday to Thursday and the boys are booked in as needs dictate.

Physio Fit also provide physiotherapy treatment in the Health centre on Tuesday and Thursday after school. Whilst Ferry road physio attend on a Wednesday. If appointments are required outside these times, we will endeavour to get a parent volunteer driver or a taxi to take them.

Student counselling services are available in the Health Centre with Stacey Pratt. Stacey is a qualified School based youth health nurse and will happily see boys in the health centre.

Orthodontic appointments can be organised with the orthodontist of your choice. A point to maybe consider is that Gullotta and Medland provide a free transport service to and from their appointments. This can be very handy for all the emergency appointment that arise with broken brackets, bent wires and other issues. We can also arrange a dentist for you with a multitude of local dentist in the area.

If there are any other medical issues you need to arrange or would like us to sort out please don’t hesitate to ask and we will do what we can. We do try to use local services as it’s easier to get the boys to the appointment with the transport we have.  Appointments are generally made during school hours as transport after school can be an issue and we are often reliant on Taxis.

Years 7 Boarders in Rogers House have been immunised this term with the HPV and Boostrix vaccines. These students will receive their second dose of HPV next term along with varicella. If your son requires a catch-up for his course of HPV vaccine, can you please contact the Gold Coast Public Health unit on (07) 5687 9000 and they will advise the best way to manage it.

If you wish to find out what vaccinations your son has had and if they are up to date you can contact the Australian childhood immunisation register, they hold details on all children under 21 and their vaccination history in Australia. Their contact details are:  1800 653 809

Web site: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register

If you need to contact the health centre we would love to hear from you but we may be busy, we will endeavour to answer your call ASAP however it may be the next day if it’s not urgent. If you just need some information email is the preferred choice as it allows us to find out the information and get back to you in a timely manner. Our contact details are:

Tel 07 5531 9927

Email: healthcentre@tss.qld.edu.au

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