Medical Care

Medical Care at Marlborough College Malaysia

Medical Care

All parents are asked to make a full medical declaration before admission is completed.

Every boarder must be registered with a medical insurance policy while the pupil is at the School. This provides for treatment through our agreement with the nearby international hospital, Columbia Asia, ten minutes from our site. If day pupils require urgent medical treatment, parents will be contacted regarding health cover and preferred hospitals. If parents cannot be reached, treatment will be sought at Columbia Asia at parental expense.

The Medical Centre (known as the Sani) is staffed 24 hours a day. For all routine treatments and repeat prescriptions, pupils are encouraged to come to the Medical Centre at surgery times. Emergencies and sudden illnesses, on the other hand, can be dealt with at any time. Admissions to the Medical Centre can be made for short term observation (“lying down”) for minor illnesses, or for longer term care. All long term admissions are notified to parents and HMs as soon as possible.

Hospital out-patient and other appointments are monitored by the Medical Centre and transport arranged by them.

The school doctor visits two days a week to see boarders who are unwell. If necessary he can arrange further investigations at Columbia Asia. The cost of the appointment is added to the College bill but can be claimed on medical insurance.

All new boarders will have a medical/health talk in the Sani within the first few weeks of arriving at school. This is an opportunity for the pupils to familiarise themselves with the Sani.

The Listening Team

The Listening team exists at MCM to support the College’s intention to provide excellent pastoral care of its pupils. It comprises a group of individuals who currently work in pastoral roles at MCM. Collectively, the team has a wealth of understanding and experience of working with young people. They are here to listen, support and guide pupils through any difficult times they may face. Members of the team work in close collaboration with the Senior Nurse and the pupils’ Housemaster or Housemistress in order to ensure continuity of pastoral care.