T he San is situated in Bedford Street, and is run by fully qualified nurses.

The San service is 24 hours a day , 7 days a week, during term time. A doctors clinic is held at the San each morning, Monday to Saturday, by the High Street Doctors practice. One of the Doctors is on call at all times.

The San offers physical and emotional support to all the boys. Wounds are treated, medication ordered, appointments made and transport ordered. Boys who are not feeling well rest in the San, and not in their rooms.

Conditions are treated confidentially and referrals are made when necessary. We endeavour to offer a friendly and trusting service to both parents and their boys, and will keep parents informed of their son’s wellbeing.

 

 

Sr. Geraldean Mulcahy qualified as a Registered Nurse at Andrew Mc Colm Hospital, Pretoria in 1989.

Completed Diploma in Midwifery in 1993, gained experience in Surgical, Medical and paediatric nursing. In 1996 relocated to Scottburgh KZN and was employed in Operating Theatre as a Scrub Sister at Kingsway Private Hospital then Clinic Holdings which became Netcare In 2005 became Theatre Unit Manager. Resigned from Kingsway Hospital Necare in 2013 to build and open her own Sub-Acute Hospital, ProCare in Amanzimtoti. The doors were opened to the public in January 2015. In Oct 2016 she sold the Sub-Acute Hospital to Medicross and returned to Kingsway Hospital as Unit Manager of Operating Theatres on again.

In 2019 she relocated to Grahamstown with her family, transferred to Settlers Netcare Hospital as Unit Manager Operating Theatres. In 2020 was retrenched when Netcare closed their doors at Settlers Hospital. Offered a position by the Department of Health at Settlers Hospital in Operating Theatre as Scrub Sister.

In October 2021 became Acting Quality Assurance Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator. Accepted the position at St Andrew’s College as Sanitorium Sister on 1 June 2022.
Sr Serelda Caiger was born and bred in Tulbagh in the Western Cape. She is married to Paul and they have three children (Quinlan, 21, Rahl, 19, and Fey, 16) and they have been living in Makhanda (Grahamstown) on and off, for the past 20 years. Sr Caiger travelled with her family and lived in Indonesia (2003 to 2006) and Papua New Guinea (September 2006 to January 2008). Sr Caiger is a professional nurse who qualified 23 years ago at the Otto Du Plessis Nursing College in Tygerberg Cape town. Her career started at the Princess Dianne Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. She has diverse nursing experiences including General practice, Hospice (palliative care for adults and paediatrics), general hospital and OPD nursing care, specifically in paediatrics and adolescence. St Caiger calls herself a “Community person at heart”.

She has been involved with St Andrew’s College San for the past 7 years as a relief nursing sister and since the beginning of 2022 as one of the three full-time sisters.

She is passionate about holistic care and understanding and giving her best to the pupils, staff and her fellow colleagues in the workplace.

Her hobbies are dancing, golf and reading. Having bungee jumped and tandem skydiving, next on Sr Caiger’s bucket list is to jump off Victoria Falls Bridge.

Sr Caiger is involved in many charitable organisations such as Grahamstown Rotary Club, serving on the board of the Association for Physically Disabled People, and she is the founder of the Makhanda Matric Dance Wardrobe (helping matric pupils who can’t afford dresses, shoes, bags, suits etc to be able to attend their Matric dance from donated stock).

St Caiger coordinates a weekly programme with her eldest son Quinlan, who runs Quinlan’s ‘Men Mentoring young men” programme for the boys at the Eluxholweni Centre.