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Children's Unit - NMGH 2

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Placement Title Children's Unit - NMGH 2
Your Placement Contact Bethan Redmond, Susan Brooks, Claire Whalley - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address North Manchester General Hospital, Delauneys Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5RB
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 625 8273, 0161 604 5276, 0161 625 8112
Your University Contact: Ruth Chadwick - 0161 295 2276 - University of Salford; Christine Lappin - 0161 306 7411 - University of Manchester - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Student welcome pack.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students rostered with mentors and to work 40% of shifts with mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?







Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • General medical patients with some acute situations 
  • Day case surgery including ENT, Orthopaedic, trauma, and Dental

What nursing model is used for planning care?

We use an eclectic model of Casey and Roper Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Observation and assessment 
  • Fluid balance 
  • Drug/medicine management 
  • ANTT

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Feeding-oral, nasogastric and gastrostomies 
  • STAMP assessment 
  • IV maintenance 
  • EWS-clinical observations 
  • Pre op assessment, post operative cares 
  • General medical

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Journals Magazines 
  • Internet access 
  • Text books 
  • Student notice board and monthly teaching sessions with ULLs 
  • Teaching packs

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • STAMP Clinical Indicators 
  • High Impact Audits

Spoke Placements

  • Childrens A and E 
  • Day case Surgical 
  • Observation and Assessment - KOALA Unit 
  • Outpatients 
  • SCBU 
  • Theatre 
  • Community Team 
  • Play Specialist 
  • Dietician 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Laboratories 
  • Pain Team 
  • Infection Prevention Team

Additional Information

Note:- Students should be aware that the car parking attendants are extremely stringent about displaying tokens and students have been fined on more than one occasion.  Students should display the car parking tokens prominently on their dashboard when using the NMGH car park.

This placement is shared with Manchester University, they have a high number of mentors and can accommodate a high number of students.

Added information 05.04.11Anne Medcalf | Practice Education Facilitator | Learning & Organisational Development | Pennine Acute NHS Trust | North Manchester General Hospital | Room 224 Trust HQ | Manchester | M8 5RB | Tel: 0161 921 4976 (44976) | l Email: