Skip to main content
Clinical Placements Database

Ward G1- Discharge Unit - PAOP 13

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward G1- Discharge Unit - PAOP 13
Your Placement Contact Emma Connolly, Susan Howard, Louise Frost - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone Discharge Lounge - 0161 778 5797, Discharge Ward - 0161 778 5794, Ward clerk - 0161 627 8164
Your University Contact: Chris Fisher - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

All students are allocated their mentor, a welcome pack and information is given. All students will spend time with the spokes allocated to G1 Ward. Students have a locker to use.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will work same shifts as their mentor, quiet time being allocated off the Ward for learning and discussing issues. All mentors are friendly and very helpful.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7:30am - 3:30pm


2.00pm - 9.30pm


9.15pm - 7.45am

Shift Notes:

Students can negotiate their shifts, we are quite flexible and have family friendly hours.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

There is a lot of leadership and management issues, G1 Ward is a nurse led unit.

All students will learn how to plan a good discharge, communication is very important on G1 Ward and lounge.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

The Single Assessment Document is used at present time.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Discharge Planning is the most important, Discussing, Taking Home Medications, Venepuncture, TPR and BP's, Wound Dressings, P.E.G Feeding, Drug Calculations, Drug Quizzes

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Lots of management and leadership skills on G1 Ward, communication, documentation are very important.

Discharge Planning is ongoing on the Unit.

What resources are available to help students learning?

All students will have access to the internet, we have a good selection of interesting articles and lots of resource files regarding discharges.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

At the moment we are Auditing the number of patients coming to the lounge following a fall. There are lots of research and practice developments ongoing on the Discharge Unit

Spoke Placements

Lots of interesting health professionals you will spend time with, Discharge Co-Ordinators, Transfer of Care, Bed Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Ambulance Liaison

Additional Information

As a new Unit opened in December 2004, we are striving to make G1 Ward and lounge a good and interesting placement for students. The Unit is friendly and students will learn from and gain valuable knowledge whilst on placement on G1 Ward