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Ward D3 - RBHP 29

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward D3 - RBHP 29
Your Placement Contact Vicky Brady, Kate Bamber, Chloe Beckinsale - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390862
Your University Contact: Dawn Gawthorpe - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Student Welcome Pack - with all information about the placement - Please download prior to commencing placement

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will have a mentor assigned before arrival to the ward. The Trust/University ensure all mentor /associate mentors receive annual updates All assessments and feedback should be done at appropriate intervals.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.00 - 19.30



19.30 - 07.30

Shift Notes:

Students do not have to work the 12hr shift system, please consult practice. 1 hour breaks on day shifts 1 hourr break on night duty.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Lung Cancer
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Cardiology
  • Chest drain management
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Palliative Care

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Holistic Care
  • Moving & Handling
  • Observational skills
  • Interprofessional skills
  • Oxygen Therapy, Care of venflons/IV infusions/nutrition & fluid management
  • Nursing process
  • Medicine Management
  • Infection Prevention

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Reflective practice
  • Managing self & others
  • ANNT.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • D3 & D4 have a joint teaching room were teaching packs/research cards are available.
  • Staff room on D3 has learning information.
  • Respiratory teaching sessions Tuesday afternoons
  • Time is facilitated to attend formal teaching programmes that are relevant.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Link into specialist areas via key link nurses to cascade information Linked into exemplar ward work to improve practice.

Spoke Placements

1 week arranged in Thoracic medicine, were students gain exposure to COPD, Asthma, TB, Lung cancer specialist teams for 3rd year students.1st and 2nd years to choose a specialist nurse to shadow for the day eg: Asthma, COPD etc.

Additional Information

D3 is an extremely busy & challenging area to work in, which will offer diverse opportunities. We see students as the future carers of the NHS, and strive to help them as much as possible to prepare them for the job of nursing, which is an art and science, but most of all it is a job that is very special.

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital