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Hayeswater Ward - GMWP 70

Placement Overview

Placement Title Hayeswater Ward - GMWP 70
Your Placement Contact Simon Warburton, Bill Kirwan - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 3BL
Placement City/Town: Prestwich
Placement Phone 0161 358 2072
Your University Contact: Kate Doyle - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Service
  • Security induction
  • Mentor
  • Link nurse allocation
  • Introduction
  • Student handbook/Operational policy
  • Clinical placement orientation.

Students have supernummery status, however are encouraged to participate in clinical activities under the direct supervision of the mentor or supervisor.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • ENB 998
  • Prep for mentorship
  • Associated mentorship courses and updates
  • Student link nurse
  • Link nurse co-ordinator
  • University link
  • Clinical managerial supervision.

In order for students to gain maximum benefit from this clinical practice placement, all ward-based nurses (including those who are not mentor trained) are encouraged to actively involve students in the delivery of patient care and treatment.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.00 am - 3.00 pm


1.00 pm- 9.00pm


8.45 p.m. - 7.15 a.m.

Shift Notes:

Student off duty rotas are to be planned and students are expected to work with their mentor for a minimum of 40% of the students time (RCN 2007).

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Admissions/tranfers/discharge
  • Primary nursing/assessment/planning/implementation/reviews
  • Care Programme Approach/Mental Health Act
  • Complex/challenging needs/personality disorder/therapeutic relationship/NMC/confidentiality/holistic (bio-psycho-social)Care.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Health Care Model (Hodge)Bio/social/psycho/political

Mentalisation (Bateman & Fonagy) 2004 & Attachment theory (Bowby 1982)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?


What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Handovers
  • Co ordination
  • Communication [IT - written - verbal]DelegationMedication administration oral - depot
  • Time management
  • 1:1 sessions
  • Group sessions
  • MDT approach
  • Risk management
  • Security
  • Boundary setting
  • De escalation techniques
  • Therapeutic risk taking
  • Assessment
  • Care planning implementation
  • CPA reviews

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Mentors
  • Associate Mentors
  • MDT
  • Student resource room
  • Onion model
  • PBL trigger folders
  • Desktop folders Assessment tools
  • Psychosocial interventions folders
  • Practice Nurse
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Mental Health Act
  • Notice boards
  • Internet
  • Intranet
  • Library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Structured day
  • Refocusing
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Motivational interviewing
  • SOTP
  • START - risk assessment
  • Student development topics
  • World Model
  • Reflection Models
  • Clinical - Managerial Supervision

Spoke Placements

Wards including Borrowdale, Buttermere; Women's service: Derwent; Grasmere; Rivington; Silverdale; Ullswater

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Duty manager
  • Charles
  • HMP Manchester
  • Clozaril Clinic
  • Kenyon House
  • Community Team

Additional Information

If you are pregnant, please contact the University Placements Unit as soon as possible as you will not be accepted for a placement in this area.

In response to a range of national initiatives the National Health Service agreed to develop an enhanced service for Women as a pilot scheme.

GMW Trust was chosen as 1 of 3 pilot sites to provide a Therapeutically Enhanced Medium Secure Service for Women in the North West region. The 2 other sites are in Nottingham (Arnold Lodge Project) and London (The Orchard Project)

Edenfield provide 6 beds for Enhanced Women, 4 on Hayeswater and 2 on Buttermere, within a purpose built unit for Women. The Unit consists of 3 wards for Women, designs with the recommendation and guidance from the Department of Health document 'Women's Mental Health: Into the Mainstream' 2003.

The term 'enhanced' refers to Women who have complex needs including a high likelihood of diagnosis of severe borderline personality disorder although the primary diagnosis is mental illness, unstable or treatment resistive mental illness/personality disorder and may have acquired an extreme reputation due to their complex and multiple needs.

Women are admitted from High Secure Hospitals such as Rampton or Medium secure units within the North West region and following treatment they are returned to their parent medium secure setting.

The aim of the Ward is to provide individualised care, using the appropriate and expertise of the staff group to:

Assist the individual to regain the best level of mental health

Assess the risk to the patients with particular specialist needs

Offer input to patients with particular special needs

Reduce the risk of repeating offending/inappropriate behaviours in preparation for moving to medium security

Reduce the risk of self-harm through identification of stressors and coping strategies

Maintaining a positive working practice with parent medium secure services, giving advice and support where required

Patients and wherever appropriate their families and significant others, are very much involved in their programme of care.

The maintenance and development of appropriate links outside the Unit are promoted whenever possible.