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Cygnet Hospital, Bury - DSP 1

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Placement Title Cygnet Hospital, Bury - DSP 1
Your Placement Contact Dannie Farrar - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Buller Street, off Bolton Rd, Bury, BL8 2BS
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 762 4230
Your University Contact: Will Hough, Kyle Charnley - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Everyone is met by the security department for key induction and security induction as they arrive.

Everyone is allocated a mentor and placement ward prior to their arrival.

Everyone meets either their mentor or associate mentor (Registrant) on their first day and is orientated to the ward/hospital

Everyone is given a student orientation pack for Cygnet Hospitals.

Discuss learning objectives and PDPs etc.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • All mentors/assessors have regular updates as planned
  • Weekly progress meetings with mentor/associate mentor/student
  • Students work at least two shifts a week with mentor/associate mentor

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

The shift patterns worked by full time staff are 7.00am - 7.15pm or 7.00pm - 7.15am

The student would normally follow the shift pattern of their mentor/associate mentor. However the placement can be flexible.

The students are also able to access most of the hospitals training programme, which would normally take place between 9.00 - 5.00pm

The hospital is able to offer many Spoke Placements, these would normally be attended within a 9.00 - 5.00 basis.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Attendance at MDT meetings, CPA meetings, MHRTs, care planning, risk assessments, observation of appropriate management of violence & aggression, patients who use self harm etc. access to community meetings, 1-1 sessions with patients, involvement in community outings, ward based activities, delivering care to patients, meeting patients physical, personal and mental healthcare needs.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Nursing Process

Recovery Model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Deaf awareness 
  • Communication skills with deaf people 
  • Delivery of deaf sensitive care 
  • Managing complex and challenging behaviour 
  • Preventing and managing violence and aggression 
  • Care planning 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Anger management 
  • Understanding of sex offender treatment programmes 
  • Full range of social and occupational therapies 
  • Relationship building 
  • Understanding of the need for clear working boundaries 
  • Practical based skills (depot injections, medication administration, monitoring of vital signs, use and monitoring of rapid tranquillisation) 
  • How to engage difficult and challenging patients 
  • Working with patients who self-injure 
  • Develop a greater awareness of Personality Disorder.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Multi-disciplinary working 
  • Report writing 
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Working with vulnerable adults

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Time with mentors 
  • Access to training (in-house) 
  • Time with Practice Educational Lead 
  • Access to internet 
  • Access to small library facility 
  • Access to other disciplines (Spoke placements)

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

  • Nurse Consultant, specialising in mental health and deafness 
  • Mental Health Act officer 
  • Medical staff 
  • Psychology dept 
  • Social work dept 
  • Occupational therapy dept 
  • Deaf services - interpreting and communication service
  • Adolescent services

Additional Information

If you are pregnant, please contact the University Placements Unit as soon as possible as you will not be accepted for a placement in this area.

Students will have:-

Time with mentors

Access to training (in-house)

Access to internet

Access to small library facility

Access to other disciplines (Spoke placements)

Cygnet Hospital Bury is a:-

Personality Disorder Service (male - medium secure)

Mental Illness/recovery Service (male & female, low & medium secure)

Locked Female Rehabilitation

PICU Adolescent Service