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Holly Ward, Woodlands Hospital - GMWP 60

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Placement Title Holly Ward, Woodlands Hospital - GMWP 60
Your Placement Contact Carla Paige, Nicola Whelan, Nigel Figgins - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Woodland Hospital, Peel Lane, Little Hulton, M28 0FE
Placement City/Town: Little Hulton
Placement Phone 0161 703 1053/1054
Your University Contact: Elizabeth Collier - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will be given an induction booklet.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a Mentor prior to arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?



7.30 a.m. - 15.30 p.m.


13.00 - 21.00


19.30 p.m. - 07.45 a.m.

Shift Notes:

Students are encouraged to work a mixture of early, late and night shifts which incorporate some weekend exposure to experience 24 hours care.

Students are expected to work at least 40% of their time with their mentor.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients with dementia (organic brain disorder).

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adaptation of Roper A.D.L. care programme approach.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Physical observation
  • Risk assessment
  • Psychological observation
  • Physical care
  • MDT liaison
  • Infection control.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Assessment
  • Management of challenging behaviour.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Access to internet and intranet.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

Additional Information

Philosophy of Care

It is our intention that the service we give provides a level of care that promotes the residents' quality of life.

We aim to be positive and respectful in caring for our residents and identify their needs and abilities as being individual and unique.

We strive to promote the residents' quality of life so that it is comfortable and meaningful.

Personal experience and well being are important issues to be aware of when seeing the residents as individuals. We subscribe to the principle of "normalisation" to ensure individuality, personal choice, respect for rights and values, and involvement in the care.

PEF - Liz Tudor -