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Ward 21 - Medical Unit - PABP 17

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward 21 - Medical Unit - PABP 17
Your Placement Contact Helen Hill, Leanne Taylor - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161-778 - 2521/2533 - Fairfield General Hospital NHS Trust, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD
Your University Contact: Jane Jenkins - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation and welcome pack, Induction Programme

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Arrangements are made for Mentors and Associate Mentors to spend time with students to discuss their learning objectives and discuss the student's documentation. Students will work a minimum of two shifts per week with their Mentor/ Associate Mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7:30am - 3:30pm


1.00pm - 9.00pm


Shift Notes:

Nights are available if part of the students learning objectives.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac
  • Cancer
  • Renal
  • Patient Discharges and Social Work Team
  • Elderly Care

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Clinical Observations
  • Nutrition
  • Tissue Viability
  • Assessment and Holistic Care Delivery
  • Diabetes.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Catheterization
  • Palliative Care
  • Medications
  • Diabetes Care

What resources are available to help students learning?

Resource room, Computers, Teaching Sessions and access to members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Evidence based care protocols are implemented as per the Trust guidelines.

Spoke Placements

  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Cardiac Liaison Nurse
  • Discharge Liaison Nurse and the Dietician
  • Diabetic Nurse
  • MacMillian Nurse.

Additional Information

This is a very busy 23 bedded medical ward. There is an opportunity for students to observe the multi-disciplinary team within clinical practice that will enhance the students learning experience.