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Eagleton Ward - Meadowbrook Unit - GMWP 35

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Placement Title Eagleton Ward - Meadowbrook Unit - GMWP 35
Your Placement Contact Sharon Hughes - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 772 3756
Your University Contact: Lisa Bluff - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation/ Induction booklet, numerous learning packs, organised departmental visits, semester specific ward resource area.

Numerous qualified staff with specific interests i.e. crisis resolution, CBT, Dual Diagnosis.

Mentors allocated before students arrival on the ward.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Every student's assessor has 12 month post qualification experience in Adult Acute Mental Health Care.
  • A number of qualified staff are 998 and Preparation for Mentorship module trained.
  • Access to mentorship update courses.
  • Allocated on duty rota.
  • Negotiation between mentor and student re: off duty arrangements and interviews

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




13.00pm - 21.00pm


07.30pm- 19.45am

Shift Notes:

Day Shift: 07.30am - 19.455pm

Weekends to be worked to ensure the full cycle of care is experienced.

Students are expected to work at least 2 shifts per week with their mentor so as to enhance quality of learning.

NB/ half hour break to be taken during working shift.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Provide assessment using models, standardized tests, rating scales and observation.
  • Provide evidence-based treatment and interventions.
  • Mental Health Assessment.
  • Assistance with hygiene.
  • Activities of living.
  • Risk management (STAR).
  • Therapeutic activities - individual group.
  • OT, STR and Psychology assessments.
  • Group Activities.
  • 1:1 interview techniques.
  • Crisis Management.
  • Substance Abuse.
  • Dual Diagnosis.
  • Full range of physical health problems.
  • Admission/discharge procedures - incorporating care programme approach

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Neuman's model of nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Specified skills in relation to learning outcomes and University module content.
  • Violence and aggression management.
  • Hygiene issues - hand washing, infection control
  • Personal care, wound care etc.
  • Physical observations.
  • Admin of medication and injections.
  • Care planning evaluation.
  • MDT Team working.
  • Record keeping

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Diabetes Management.
  • Physical Examination.
  • Communication i.e. Chairing a therapeutic group.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Resource material packs specific to University/module content.

Learning packs, departmental visits, library, internet access.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The Safewards Project

Resource Area


Spoke Placements

Recovery wards and PICU - see student handbook for further Spokes.

Additional Information

Nurses on the unit now wear uniforms and students are asked to come in their uniforms (black trousers and white polo shirt). Identification badges are essential.

Students are asked to telephone the Ward before the placement starts to arrange the shift they are to start on.

Punctuality is vital - During the hand over period vital information including risks will be shared and this should not be missed.

Philosophy of Care

By using the complementary and diverse skills of the multi-disciplinary team, the ward will strive to meet the needs of the people whilst recognising the uniqueness of each individual.

All times display respect for privacy and dignity of the individual thereby enhancing the facilities available to provide a supportive and safe environment.

The team aim to involve clients in their own care to an optimum level, to facilitate maximisation of their own strengths and enable them to help themselves towards independence.

The team aim is to provide an open, informative ward, to ensure dissemination of information and educational opportunities to clients, relatives and staff alike.

Staff recognise the challenging nature of the issues related to the care of the mentally ill and will strive at all times to provide care in an ethical and professional manner.