- Under certain circumstances the Cylch Meithrin staff may administer medicine to a child.
- The Cylch Meithrin Medication Policy and the guidance in the Operational Plan (template available to members on the intranet) must be followed.
- All medicine must be stored in accordance with the Cylch's Medication Policy.
- A record must be made of every request for administration and every time medicine is administered.
- If the Cylch needs to dispose of any medication, you should follow the policy and keep a record on a Medicine Destruction form.
Child and Adult Illness
- Child illness arrangements should be agreed between parents/guardians and the Cylch Meithrin at the beginning of the child's period in the cylch through arrangements set out in the contract between the Cylch Meithrin and the parents.
- Staff should follow the procedure in the Operational Plan.
- In some circumstances a child must be kept away from the cylch in order to prevent the spread of infection. See HSE Guidance on Infection Control
- Certain illnesses must be reported to Public Health Wales. See the NHS publication Preventing and Managing Infections.
Examples of the Operational Plan, the Medicine Policy, Request to administer Medicine to a Child, Medicine Destruction and the Contract between the Cylch Meithrin and Parents are available to members on the Mudiad Meithrin intranet.