Medical and Health
Medical and Health Matters
Any medical, physical, cultural, dietary or behavioural needs which our centre staff need to be aware of should be detailed before arrival. It is essential that you inform PGL well in advance if a party member suffers from any condition that needs special attention or which may prevent them from taking part in any activity. This will enable us to make any necessary arrangements where possible.
Most children are used to controlling their own condition. However if there are children who are not able to do this (e.g. those with epilepsy) then parents should produce clear written guidelines as to what action the Party Leader must take.
In the event of a guest requiring medical treatment during your stay, the following procedure will apply:
In an emergency, centre staff will assist in calling an ambulance to transport the ill/injured guest to hospital. For non-emergencies, centre staff will normally arrange transport by taxi to the appropriate medical facility. Taxi costs will need to be covered by the group; please bear in mind that fares can be high, particularly in rural areas, and may need to be paid in cash. It may, however, be possible to obtain reimbursement for these on your return home via Fogg Travel Insurance.
- Please refer to 'Your Role' in the 'Safety and Security - supervision and support' overview for details of the Party Leader’s responsibilities.
- If hospitalisation abroad is required, PGL staff will be able to advise you on the procedure. You can also refer to the details in your insurance documentation.
For each party member under the age of 18, you are advised to take a medical consent form with you on the trip. This should be signed by the child’s parent or guardian; the signature may be required should he/she require emergency medical treatment, particularly when abroad.
Please refer to 'Brexit, Passports and Visas' for additional information about parental consent forms when crossing borders.