My name is Lindsay Elliott and I am the college nurse at Hedleys College, I started in this lepost at Easter 2015. My nursing background includes

  • Respiratory – Ward 2 RVI, Newcastle
  • Paediatric Intensive Care, RVI, Newcastle
  • Sister on the Children’s Community Nursing team, Newcastle

As part of the nursing provision at Hedleys College we offer:

  • Responding to emergency situations
  • Administration of medication
  • Staff training (administration of medication, gastrostomy, care of complex health needs)
  • Management of Complex needs
  • Gastrostomy feeding
  • Health advice and support
  • Health promotion
  • Sexual Health advice and signposting
  • Liaison with community services, dental services, podiatry, sexual health, mental health
  • Support with Health funding and documentation
  • Support for Students and Health

I am currently working on establishing a person centred care team and we are working hard in college towards ‘You’re Welcome’ NHS accreditation. Future plans include a student drop in clinic.

I am available to be contacted by students, families and carers at any point during the students placement and offer support in transition for new students and those when moving on away from college.