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Royal Brompton Hospital

The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital

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The Brompton Hospital is the national heart and lung hospital for the UK with a paediatric department.

 

As a tertiary referral hospital it treats patients with respiratory and cardiac conditions from all over the UK and the world. There are two wards Rose and Foulis, a High Dependency Unit (HDU), a Day Case Unit and a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Rose Ward is a paediatric ward, and Foulis Ward is where patients with a chronic illness transition to, for their adult care. Many of the patients we work with are recurrent and by liaising with their home school we ensure continuity in their education.

Rose Ward (4-16 year olds)
 There are three brand new classrooms on Rose Ward that have been designed to maximise pupil access to education at this site. We have a primary and a secondary classroom in addition to a third multi-use room to support the learning needs of an individual or a group. We also work with pupils by their bedside in HDU and PICU, as well as working with pupils who are in isolation during their admission to hospital. To support pupil access to education we have developed a video conferencing solution that enables pupils in isolation to video conference with the school classroom. The teaching team consists of one full time primary teacher, two full time secondary teachers, and a part time learning assistant. We also have input from specialist music, art, drama, and ICT teachers as well as an art therapist.

Foulis Ward(16+)
On Foulis Ward post 16 pupils have one-to-one sessions with teachers, who can liaise with their tutors at college and university. Pupils also have access to a careers advisor to support them with education and careers advice and guidance.

The school is open 50 weeks of the year shutting for only two weeks over Christmas. During holiday times the school runs an organised Arts and ICT programme. We are a registered exam centre ensuring that patients are able to sit exams even if they are in hospital.

 

 

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