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Ward 11b - Acute & Rehabilitation Medical Unit - PABP 40

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward 11b - Acute & Rehabilitation Medical Unit - PABP 40
Your Placement Contact Alison Lageard, Jacqui Foster - Ward Sister, - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 778 3110 - Please be patient as this is a busy ward and the phone may not be answered immediately
Your University Contact: Melanie Rushton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

A Welcome Book - giving information about the placement

Tour of the Unit

Student off duty which shows the member of staff you are allocated to on each shift

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Student off duty indicates allocated mentor

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


12.30 - 20.30


08.00 - 20.00

Shift Notes:

Long days 12.30 - 20.30 can be worked if negotiated with the mentor

Each students negotiates their off duty with their mentor but must work at least 40% of their placement with their mentor

What patient care situations are available in this placement?


Pressure Area Care

Medical Care


Maintaining Dignity of the patient

Working with the patient to meet their needs

Liaising with relatives, carers, other professionals eg: Social Workers

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan, Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Respect - for patients and colleagues

ANTT - procedure used when carrying out an aseptic technique


Time management

Physiological measurements ie: Blood pressure readings

Admission process

Discharge process

Medicine Management


Skin Care

Risk Assessment of patient

Interprofessional Working - Learning with, from and about other professions

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

Computers on placement

Onsite library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Research nurses based in the hospital

Spoke Placements


Occupational Therapy

Diabetes Nurse

Infection Control Nurse

Speech and Language Therapist

Many spokes are experienced within the placement

Additional Information

Interprofessional Teaching Sessions are held monthly on either the Royal Oldham site or North Manchester site.  Students at Fairfield Hospital can travel to other areas using the internal bus service

Onsite library and computer resources

Fairfield is a small, friendly hospital with a frequent bus service to Bury Town Centre where both buses and trams feed out to all parts of Greater Manchester