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Bury Hospice - HOCP 2

Placement Overview

Placement Title Bury Hospice - HOCP 2
Your Placement Contact Sister Angie Anderson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Hospice Care Team Manager (Sister)

Placement Address Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7RG
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 725 9800
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: David Garbutt - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Welcome by mentor or nominated person depending on shift pattern

Discussion about hospice/palliative care and things students may encounter

Meet mentor to discuss learning objectives

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Time with mentor to review learning objectives, give feedback

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 14.30


13.00 - 21.00


20.15 - 08.00

Shift Notes:

Early shifts are encouraged for learning opportunities

Night duty is acceptable if students need for their requirements as limited learning opportunities

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Palliative care; Sympton control of pain, nausea/vomiting, breathlessness

End of life care; Dealing with dying patients and their families, acceptance/understanding of the process

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper Logan and Tierney considering activities of daily living but including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual which have an enormous impact on people at the end of life

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Administration of medications, personal hygiene assistance, toileting and how to adapt depending on their condition or fatigue

Communication skills and dealing with difficult issues around end of life

Bereavement care/support

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Intravenous infusion therapy

Ascitic taps

Pleural taps

What resources are available to help students learning?

Staff including wider MDT

Small library

Computer access

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Students are able to undertake projects relevant to their learning

Hospice doesn't have any research at present

Spoke Placements

Hospice at home based at (hospice), day hospice

Palliative care specialist nurses; community or hospital

Additional Information

We are happy for students to visit prior to placement to discuss and allay fears or misconceptions of hospices