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  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha

School Nurse

Our Role

- Provide basic care to injured/unwell children.
- Offer health advice and guidance.
- Oversee the care of children with complex medical needs with the collaboration of the child and parents.
- Educate children about health and hygiene matters
- Ensure that the Nurse's room is well stocked and clean.
- Adhere to the guidelines and policies of the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar.

The Nurse's room

What a busy place it is! This is where you will find us. If we are not there please ask one of the office staff to locate us. In the Nurse's room you will find a comfy bed, well stocked cupboards with medicines and first aid treatments, an oxygen cylinder and an AED machine (defibrillator).

Important information

Please could we ask that children don’t carry any medication on their person during the school day. If your child should require any medication then please visit the nurse with your child in the morning before class begins or alternatively send a letter with your child.
At times when parents can’t be reached and a child is unwell, we may need to give simple medication such as paracetamol and Ibuprofen. We will however, try and contact you first to discuss the treatment.
If your child is unable to attend PE or swimming lessons then a note should be provided. Generally we encourage all children to participate in physical activity wherever possible but also understand that there may be reasons your child cannot participate. If your child doesn’t have a note and we are unable to contact you, your child will be expected to participate in PE/swimming lessons.

Head Injury

More often than not a head injury, although distressing for the child, is usually minor and causes only short term symptoms. If your child does bump their head at school we will contact you. You will find a letter in your child's bag at the end of the day with important information about head injuries. Please check your child’s bag for any medical notes.

Policies

All policies and guidelines can be viewed in our Health and Safety Manual under the Policies section of this website.

Contact Information

Our hours of work are 7am until 2pm.
If you wish to see us personally you can call into the Nurse's room between 7am until 2pm. You can call us directly on 44592751 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Due to allergies which some children have, DESS would like to gently remind parents and visitors that we operate a ‘nut free’ zone.