St Catherine’s nursing department comprises of a team of nurses who provides services to clients and families attending St. Catherine’s PreSchool, Special National School, Respite and Residential Services.  The nursing department aims to promote clients health and wellbeing, provide the highest standard of care, and provide support and advice to families.


The Nursing Department provides support and guidance to families on


  • Entitlements
  • Family supports
  • Community services
  • Hospital appointments and visits
  • We provide emotional and practical support during the process of diagnosis of a child’s disability.
  • We work closely with families in assessing the health care needs of the client.
  • We give professional advice and guidance on ongoing medical issues
  • We liaise with hospital/community medical teams involved with the client, and coordinate appointments where possible.
  • We devise Nursing care plans and/or class health care plans as appropriate.
  • We provide education and training to families, care givers and staff.
  • We liaise with St Catherine’s multidisciplinary team.
  • We provide day to day nursing care to the clients during school hours, and 24hr nursing cover for clients with high dependency needs in one of our respite houses.
  • We also facilitate the national childhood vaccination programmes and the national dental screening programmes.

The Nursing Department also provides Occupational Health for St Catherine’s staff.