Medical Needs and Hospital Education Service

Medical Needs and Hospital Education Service

Who we are

Our provision is available for all children of compulsory school age residing in the Bradford local authority area, who cannot attend school because of illness and health needs. The Local Authority is responsible for arranging suitable education for these pupils who would not otherwise have a suitable education. 

We provide education for pupils admitted to the wards of AGH and BRI as well as pupils unable to attend their school due to ongoing medical issues. 

What we offer

The service offers the following: based on an individual assessment of needs and what their health conditions will allow

  • Group education
  • Paired education
  • 1:1 education
  • Outreach Education (at school, home or other appropriate place ie Library) 
  • Remote learning 
  • Learning work packs
  • 1:1 education at AGH and BRI Children's ward 

The number of hours offered is dependent on the indivdual's health needs, there is no legal definition of full time education and if children receive 1:1 or paired tuition - for example: the hours of face to face provision could be fewer as the provision is more concentrated. 

Our main aim is for the child to keep up with their education and then transition to full time education in a mainstream school or otherwise dependent on need. This may be a transition to a Post -16 provision. 

The following documents have all the information regarding our service:

MNHES Information

Where are we based 

  • 21 Owlet Road, Shipley, BD18 2LU - Telephone 01274 582995
  • Ward 17 at Airedale Hospital 
  • Ward 30 and 32 at BRI Hospital 



 Service Manager        Hannah Whittaker
 Business Support Manager  Claire Wright or
 Designated Safeguarding Lead   Ceri Forbes




AGH and BRI Hospital Education Provision 

The Hospital education provision team includes two Teachers in Charge and two Learning Support Assistants.

Central contact: 

  • Airedale Hospital -
  • Bradford Royal Infirmary -
 Teacher in Charge   Sarfraz Nawaz
 Teacher in Charge   Lesley Wallace


Medical Needs Education

The medical needs education team provide education based on Key Stage

 Primary Team Leader  Ruth Murney
 KS3 Team Leader   Robert Holladay
 KS4 Team Leader  Gabrielle Murray


We work closely with schools to ensure children continue and keep up to date with their education. Schools can refer to our service using the following referral form:

MNHES Referral Form 2021


Child Protection Policy

Bradford Medical Needs Policy


Risk Assessments

Owlet Road - Risk Assessment

Airedale Hospital - Risk Assessment

Bradford Royal Infirmary - Risk Assessment



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