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Maple House (PICU) - GMWP 33

Placement Overview

Placement Title Maple House (PICU) - GMWP 33
Your Placement Contact Zena Bouharif, Liam Crossey - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Rd, Farnwoth, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390011
Your University Contact: Emma Walker - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

On the first day students will meet their assessor, agree learning objectives, meet staff and be shown around the unit, and have the fire procedure explained.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated an assessor, and will be able to choose a mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.30am - 3.00pm


1.30pm - 9.00pm


8.45pm - 7.45am

Shift Notes:

If students are going to be late for a shift, they must contact their ward shift co-ordinator.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients with a variety of mental health problems. Intensive care, safe and secure setting.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Health Career Model used as a basic framework, and Risk Assessment Tools.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Depot injections, BP, temperature, pulse.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Students will have the opportunity to work within an intensive care setting. Risk assessments.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Teaching packs are available. Resource room, books, journals, internet access.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Audits Review of operational policy
  • Review of rapid tranquillization
  • Practice Development Post
  • Action plans.

Spoke Placements

Identify own spoke placements after negotiation with mentor.

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