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Ward M1 - RBHP 44

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Placement Title Ward M1 - RBHP 44
Your Placement Contact Ellen Holland, Lucy Bradshaw - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Practice education lead and staff nurse.

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390390 ext 3465 or 01204-390718
Your University Contact: Sarah Ratcliffe - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Introduction to mentor and the team on M1. Initial induction to the ward. Student pack provided and discussed.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated to students prior to commencement and this will be documented on the off-duties. Students can phone the ward and will be given the mentors name and their off-duty.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07:30am - 03:00pm


1.00pm - 9.20pm


20:45 -07:45am

Shift Notes:

Earlys and lates can be done in any order-i.e L,L,EEE. You will be given the same off-duty as your mentor and any changes will need to be discussed with them or Ellen Holland. Break times are 20 mins per shift and there is a microwave available on the ward to use.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

You will be given every opportunity to experience the full 24hr care of our ladies, from pre-operative, admission, surgery and discharge. We are an acute surgical ward and take emergencies 24hrs/7 days a week and again you will be encouraged to be actively involved in all aspects of their care.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, logan and Tierney and Orems self care.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Total patient care- The assessment,planning, implementing and evaluation of all aspects of care.
  • Medicine management
  • Infection control
  • Ward management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Students are encouraged to identify their own learning needs and we will support all learning. If however we are unable to provide the students identified learning needs, we will know someone who will.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Staff members of all grades and experience. Student area with some relevant literature/books.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

Womens health care unit. M6/early pregnancy unit. Breast unit Theatres.

Additional Information

We are a busy ward, but I would like to think a friendly bunch and we welcome students. You will be given every opportunity to experience all care and all we ask in return is your enthusiasm and commitment to learning. We would welcome any questions, just phone or e-mail.

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital