Swanwick Lodge currently has a Health and Wellbeing Team, consisting of a number of general and mental health care professionals:
- mental health practitioners
- recovery workers
- physical health nurse
- team manager
Each young person will be registered with the local GP service and can access a dentist, optician and other health practitioners as required.
Each young person admitted to Swanwick Lodge will have their health needs assessed and a health care plan developed, which is kept under review. This will be developed in conjunction with the young person and the Psychical Health Nurse. Where appropriate, his or her family will be asked to provide information too. The Health Care Plan sets out how their individual health related needs will be met.
Care staff will continually observe the wellbeing of young people in their care and will seek advice from the Health and Wellbeing Team should any concerns arise.
In the absence of the Health and Wellbeing Team, staff will seek advice from NHS 111. All staff are trained in first aid. Diagnosis of any illness or condition is left to a medical practitioner and, when in doubt, staff will seek medical assistance.