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Arbury Court - PRSEC 135

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Placement Title Arbury Court - PRSEC 135
Your Placement Contact Anne-Marie Holland - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Winwick, Townfield Lane, Warrington, WA2 8TR
Placement City/Town: Warrington
Placement Phone 01925 400626
Placement Web Site

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Prior to commencement of placement all students will receive a welcome letter, detailing their ward allocation, mentor and training dates. All students must attend Breakaways/Conflict resolution and corporate security training prior to starting placement at our national training centre at Arbury Court.
On your first day you will be met by our Practice Development Nurse or nominated deputy and orientated to the site/ward. In addition each student will receive secure key access and contraband training. Please remember to bring along a strong leather belt as secure keys and a strap cannot be allocated without this equipment.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

At Arbury Court we have a number of trained mentors across our 6 wards, who regularly attend mentor updates and support students on a regular basis. We aim to have a mentor/student ratio of 1:1, and allocate students to work alongside their mentor for the majority of their placement however there may be times where your mentor’s shifts may change to accommodate patient care or skill mix. In this instance you will be allocated a backup or associate mentor in the interim.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




19.30 until 07:50am

Shift Notes:

07.30 until 19:50 pm

We are flexible to meet the needs of the student and patient care, if you require reasonable adaptions please discuss this with your mentor prior to starting placement. Students are preferred to work the same shift pattern as there mentor.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Students will be able to experience the full range of patient care, attend multi professional meetings (CPA, Tribunal reviews and the assessment and implementation of patient centred care) Students will be supervised and will need patient consent to take part.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

We use a variety of models to support patient care, with a primary focus of the recovery model incorporating holistic, patient centred care using the CPA structure as a framework.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Interpersonal skills and patient interaction
Patient assessment
Care planning & risk assessment
Crisis management
Medicine management
Safe supportive observation
Leadership & delegation
Resource management
Primary nurse role
MDT / external agency working

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Students will have the opportunity to work alongside very experienced staff to support a challenging group of patients recover from acute or enduring mental illness whilst working with multiple agencies, visiting court and participating in patient referral assessment.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Direct mentor support
E-Learning platform
Additional pre placement training
Access to our weekly learning & development workshops (Thursdays 2-4)
Resource room with internet access and reading library.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

We have recently opened a female psychiatric intensive care ward, students are welcome to visit this area as a spoke visit or for their formal placement area.
This specialist area of psychiatry provides the student with a number of opportunities including management of acute mental health issues, drug and alcohol needs and supporting patients from admission to discharge.

Spoke Placements

Low secure female setting (Rehabilitation)
Low enhanced secure female setting
Medium secure wards
Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU)

There may be opportunities to have spoke placements with our Occupational therapy and social work department. Additional we have sister hospitals in Atherton The Spinney (Male secure care)
Brierley Court – Moston Manchester (Locked rehabilitation)
Recovery First – Widnes (Low secure female ward and a male autism ward)

Additional Information

Please be aware that all students must complete Elysium healthcare’s Breakaway & conflict resolution and security training prior to placement. Your placement may be delay or cancelled if you are unable to attend these sessions. Please contact the practice development office on 01925 400626 to arrange this for you. You will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to training, if you have any health conditions which may prevent you from attending please contact your personal tutor and the practice development team at Arbury Court to discuss this further. Reasonable adjustments can be made following assessment.

All students will be given computer access including patient’s records. Therefore all student will be required to complete information governance via our E-learning platform on the first day of placement. Full support and training will be given by your mentor and IT staff.

If you are unable to attend the training sessions please contact the practice development office directly.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the practice development office on 01925 400626 or email