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Birchwood Nursing Home - VCI 65

Placement Overview

Placement Title Birchwood Nursing Home - VCI 65
Your Placement Contact Helen Kennedy and Shaun Griffin - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Clinical Manager

Placement Address Turning Point, Lees New Rd, Lees, Oldham, OL4 5PP
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 621 2750
Your University Contact: Shelly Allen - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • A mentor
  • Student welcome pack
  • Service information
  • Tour of the unit/meeting team(s) and general introductions

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors or associate mentors are allocated to all students on there first day. They have the opportunity to meet all students on their first day. They have the opportunity to meet with their mentor within the first couple of days.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.00


14.00 - 21.30


21.15 - 07.45

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Students are exposed to/observe/hands on personal care for older service users. Majority of service users require support to undertake skills programmes (ADL's).

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Mainly Hodges Health Career Model/Recovery Framework.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Administration of Medicines
  • Insulin injections

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Publications Library
  • Quiet room with PC/internet access
  • Range of books
  • Mentor/Assessor

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Currently examining NIMHE Recovery Framework - Wellness Recovery Action Plan for use with this particular service user group.

Spoke Placements

  • Social Worker (1 day)
  • CPN (1 day)
  • Other Turning Point Projects (ie Substance Misuse/LD)

Additional Information