The Sanatorium, commonly known and accepted by the boys to be ‘the San’, has a history similar to those of other buildings around the College, with a slight distinction of it being a place of healing.
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In the early years the Sanatorium was located next to the MacRobert Boarding House. It follows that in earlier days the San was used and needed most by those boys who boarded at the College. In 2003 the College took the decision to build a new Sanatorium to compensate for the growing need for a better facility for both the boys and the College community as a whole.
Towards the end of 2003 the new San was completed and boasted two consulting rooms, two and a half bathrooms, a sick bay and a fully equipped kitchen. Originally, the two consultation rooms worked effectively allowing one to house the nursing Sister and the other to house the school psychologist, however recent developments have led the latter consultation room to be used by the physiotherapist.
Another aspect of the new San was that it was one of the most centralised buildings at the school – this allowed easy accessibility, be it from the fields, classrooms, boarding or day boy Houses. The San was officially named in 2013, during the College’s Jubilee celebrations and is now formally known as the Marsh Medical Centre after Paul and Ann Marsh, who both contributed a great deal of their time and patience, during their time, to the Sanatorium.
Through the years the Sanatorium has had its own pulse. As we have had five Headmasters at the College in the past 50 years, so too we have had 5 nursing sisters. These ladies and all of their dedication, care and warmth have never failed to give the boys something more than treatment, whether it be the dose of energy, allowing them to test the temperature (in both senses of the word) or even perhaps leaving them in stitches!