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Ward E4 - RBHP 32

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward E4 - RBHP 32
Your Placement Contact Louise Gill, Terri Wareing - Send Email
Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390623
Your University Contact: Liz Bourne - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Welcome Pack - Ward E4

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated an assessor prior to arrival. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.00am - 2.50pm 


1.10pm - 9.00pm 


8.45pm - 7.45am 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients undergoing:

  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy
  • Staging laporoscopy
  • ERCP Cholecystectomy (open/laporoscopic)
  • Cardio-oesophagectomy
  • Total/partial gastrectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Vascular

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney's Activities of Living Model. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Early warning scoring/recording of observations
  • Patient care (pre and post op)
  • Surgical pts
  • Safe medicine administration
  • Aseptic techniques

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Care of patients having TPN Jejunoscopy/gastronomony feeding
  • Care of feeding tubes
  • Monitoring of patients undergoing major surgery using early warning score.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Students will have opportunities to spend time with other members of the MDT, e.g.

  • Pain nurse
  • Stoma nurse
  • Time in theatre with physios OT
  • Dietician
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacist

Additional Information

Caring is the major focus of nursing within the general Surgical Directorate. By using a recognised model and the process of nursing, both qualified and unqualified staff aim to fill the self-care deficits within a patient's daily living activities, brought on by ill health.

The nursing team on E4 ward and the Surgical Directorate embrace a philosophy which is committed to providing:

  • A high standard of care underpinned with research based practice and knowledge.
  • A flexible environment which encompasses, supports and respects physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of our patients, their relatives and carers.
  • A humanistic approach to recognise when illness becomes overwhelming and permits a peaceful and dignified death.
  • A culture committed to continuing education, which provides support and guidance to individuals in their own pursuit of professional development objectives.

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital