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The Spinney - PRSEC 139

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Placement Title The Spinney - PRSEC 139
Your Placement Contact Paula Apter, Maxine Winder - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Everest Road, Atherton, M46 9NT
Placement City/Town: Atherton
Placement Phone 01942 885300
Your University Contact: Rebecca Rylance - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

An initial meeting with the clinical development nurse, allocation of a mentor and a familiarisation and induction to the Spinney Hospital.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All clinical areas have a number of trained mentors who regularly update themselves.

Mentors and students work closely together although there will be occasions when your mentor will be working a different shift. However, you will never be unsupervised and left unsupported and another member of staff will be appointed to support you.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 13.50


13.15 - 19.50


19.30 - 07.50

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

With supervision and consent you should be able to engage in the full range of patient care situations from attending meetings, to planning care, liaisng with other disciplines, and implementing assessment & treatment.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

We take a holistic approach to care. No particular model is used. Our care is structured by the CPA framework.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Medication administration
  • Report writing
  • Enhanced communication
  • Observation

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Experiencing clinical work within a MDT framework. The challenge of working with a challenging patient group and the complexities involved. Advocating for patients, interprofessional liaison and practice.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Clinical development nurses
  • Mentors Resource room with specialist reading material
  • Internet access
  • A committed and dedicated workforce.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

We are currently expanding our service to include a mental impairment/personality disorder ward as well as a learning disability service. Much of our efforts are directed towards these enterprises.

Spoke Placements

Possibly Kemple View near Blackburn. Internally you will have opportunity to spend time in other departments such as psychology and OT.

Additional Information

Elysium Healthcare (The Spinney) require all students to attend both security and breakaway training prior to going into clinical areas.  It may be that your placement is delayed for a considerable period of time if you are unable to attend these sessions.  Please contact your personal tutor in order to request permission for you to attend if you are in University on any of the dates of training.

You will also be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to the training and this will be issued to you by the Placement Education Lead.

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions for other reasons please contact PEF Debbie Barry as soon as possible on 0161 358 1657 Mobile: 077755347766 or email

You will need to contact the Placement Education Lead at Elysium Healthcare (Maxine Winder) to book yourself onto a session.

Please be aware that in order for students at The Spinney to be set up on their computer system, personal information is sent to placement.