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Belong Village Atherton - VCI 63

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Placement Title Belong Village Atherton - VCI 63
Your Placement Contact Bridget Lawler, Nicola Johnstone, Louise McMullen - Send Email
Placement Address 55 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton, M46 0EU
Placement City/Town: Atherton
Placement Phone 01942 898410
Your University Contact: Rebecca Rylance - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction and orientation will be arranged for 1st day in placement - local provision of Fire,H&S, M&H – practical

Bridget Lawler (PEL) is Professional Development Lead and arranges induction for all new starters

Will arrange for students to attend local ½ day training as appropriate

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentor will be allocated on commencement – currently only 1mentor available but further staff to be trained in future

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Registrantson duty at all times 24/7 and oversee all nursing care within the village

Shift pattern for staff is 8:00 – 8:00 – students can negotiate own shiftpattern.

Nights also available

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Provision of a full spectrum of care – Independent Living,Domiciliary Service, Experience Days and Household Living.

Dementia expertise, Nursing Care, Admiral Nurse Service, DayCare and Home care, End of Life Care (Alzeimers disease, vascular dementia,Lewy Body dementia, fronto-temporal dementia etc)

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Belong is a values-based organisation, founded on the visionthat older people have the right to enjoy the same community belonging andrichness of experience that they have always known. 20 years of experience as acare operator informs their ambition to offer a radically different alternativeto the host of existing care settings.

As one of the pioneers of the‘household’ model Belong are a not-for-profit organisation whose first prioritywill always be to offer a higher quality of life and a higher quality ofpersonal care, regardless of how complex individual needs may become.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Infection Control, Health and Safety, Risk Assessments,Equality & Diversity, Patient Assessment, Fundamental care, Nutrition, SkinIntegrity, Moving & Handling,Physiological Measurements, Medicine Management, time management etc

Communication - interpersonal, verbal, telephone, IT, patientassessment, nurse and clinical meetings, MDT meetings, resident notes

Dressing, enteral feeds, catheter care

What resources are available to help students learning?

IT Suite on site


What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Hospice in your Care Home pilot project

Was involved in Space project

Spoke Placements

Care Home Liaison Team, Day Care, Activity Co-ordinator,Admiral Nurse, Community Outreach, Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Social Workers,Community Matrons, District Nurses, Local Pharmacy

Additional Information

CQC June 2015 – All standards met as Good, with Outstanding - Leadership

Sunday Times – ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ 2012

Laing Buisson Award – Independent Healthcare - Extra Care Provider Winner 2014

GB Care Awards National Winner 2015

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