Complex Health Needs

Complex Health Needs

At St Rose’s and St Martin’s we care for students with both congenital and acquired disabilities many of whom have related complex health needs, including neurology, endocrine, metabolic and respiratory conditions.

We have our own on-site team of dedicated therapists and nurses who are able to support our students with any issues that arise due to the complexities of their health. They also work collaboratively with education and care staff to provide the regular therapy and support that is required to enable them to continue with their education and personal development.

Individual health care plans are developed for each student with complex health needs in collaboration with the student, their families, external health professionals and the multi-disciplinary team at St Rose’s and St Martin’s. They are monitored and regularly updated. The implementation of these healthcare plans ensure that each young person receives the care and support they need.

The specialist staff at St Rose’s and St Martin’sare highly skilled and motivated to support the individual needs of the students. They receive regular training to ensure their skills are up to date. They build close relationships with our students. Staff get to know them very well and are vigilant to any small changes in their health; therefore treatments can be started promptly. This early intervention can prevent further deterioration in health.

Due to the complex nature of our students’ health, hospitalisation may sometimes be necessary. During these admissions we are able to offer support to the student and their family as well as providing the ongoing care necessary to enable them to return to St Rose’s and St Martin’s as soon as possible to continue with their education.

We liaise with external health professionals involved in the care of our students to ensure continuity. Health clinics are facilitated at St Rose’s and St Martin’s: by holding them here, therapists, nurses and other staff are able to attend the appointments to ensure everyone involved in the students care receives the most accurate and up-to-date information, as well as being able to offer support to the student and their family.

We also work closely with our students, their families and other professionals to identify and seek funding for specialist equipment which may be required to improve the health and well-being of our students.




St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.




A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.



When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.