School Nursing

School Nursing Service is a universal service providing a link between health, education, the home and community. The role is to provide advice and support to improve health and wellbeing for all children aged 5-19 years. Through health promotion, health protection and health improvement.

School nurses work with the school aged population offering key contacts including:

  • Primary One health assessment: Parents will be asked to complete a health appraisal questionnaire to consent to their child being seen by the school nurse. This assessment will include hearing, vision, height and weight checks.
  • Year 8 Health assessment:  Parents will be asked to complete a health appraisal questionnaire. Each pupil will be offered an appointment with the school nurse to discuss health promotion and complete a height and weight check.

Your School Nurse will share information on lots of topics such as:

  • Health and development
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Immunisations
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Smoking Drugs/alcohol

If you have any worries about your child’s health or wellbeing at school, please contact your School Nursing Service for advice

School nurse taking young girls blood pressure

Contact Details

Scrabo Children’s Centre

Ards Community Hospital
Church Street
BT23 4AS

Call us(028) 9151 0190

Children’s Services

Ward 24 Downshire Hospital
Ardglass road
BT30 6RA

Call us(028) 4451 3711

Lisburn Health Centre

Lisburn Primary Community and Care Centre
Lagan Valley Site
39 Hillsborough Rd.
Lisburn BT28 1JP

Call us(028) 9250 1359