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Health Provision Positive living and learning for people with epilepsy and other complex needs

Health Provision



St Elizabeth’s health team provides 24-hour assessment, treatment, diagnosis and emergency care for the children and young people in our care.

The team is made up of a range of healthcare professionals to ensure we fully meet their individual needs, including:

  • School Nurse
  • Epilepsy Specialist Nurse
  • Learning Disability Nurses
  • Paediatric Nurses
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Our Health Team is registered with the Care Quality Commission and rated Good. Click here to read our most recent report.

All staff working at the centre receive extensive training from the start to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to deliver a high quality provision to our vulnerable clients, with our Health and Therapy Team delivering training on subjects ranging from Epilepsy Management and Fluids and Nutrition, to Administration of Medication and Dysphagia.

We pride ourselves on knowing each and every one of the children and young people in our care – we know their conditions, their triggers, their likes and dislikes, and their behaviours – so that we can always provide a personalised service that meets their needs.


What do we provide?

  • 24-hour nursing cover, with an emergency bleep system available to all staff across the whole site.
  • Epilepsy Specialist Nurse – on-site specialist who can respond immediately to any problems, make quick changes to a care plan, support medication administration and check VNS implants, as well as provide reports for Neurology Clinics.
  • Seizure Tracking – using innovative technology to monitor and record an individual’s seizure activity/ frequency /type and length of seizure, essential to enable adjustments to treatment and to improve seizure control, and thus quality of life.
  • Regular GP clinics held at the Centre, enabling epilepsy medication to be monitored and other illnesses to be treated promptly.
  • On-site Neurology clinics to enable service-users to receive and adjust treatment without needing to attend hospital or external clinics in partnership with lead professors from Great Ormond Street Hospital. Members of the team are also trained and certified as competent in programming, monitoring and managing all aspects of VNS therapy.
  • "Pulse Guard" monitoring – heart rate monitors that can detect a rise or fall in heart rate suggesting possible seizure activity.
  • On site ophthalmology, dentist and chiropodist services and access to other community health specialists.
  • Support for those requiring PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) feeding.
  • Rigorous medication protocols to ensure safe and timely administration, with regular medication reviews held with their GP or neurologist. Care staff are all trained on medication administration.
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