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Beech Ward, Birch Hill Hospital - PCRP 1

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Placement Title Beech Ward, Birch Hill Hospital - PCRP 1
Your Placement Contact Jayne Williamson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Staff Nurse/Placement Educational Lead

Placement Address Birch Hill Hospital, (main entrance off Birch Road), Rochdale, OL12 9QB.
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 676235
Your University Contact: Caroline Morton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Initial meeting with mentor to discuss learning needs andoutcomes.

Orientation to the ward

Discussion of Spoke placements

Shift allocation

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentor will be allocated prior to student arriving andstudent can contact the ward prior to arrival for mentor name

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.30 - 15.00


13.30 - 21.00


20.45 - 07.45

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Beech Ward is an acute assessment ward for people over 65 years with functional and organinc mental health problems.  There is the opportunity to provide personal care and assess plan implimentation and evaluate care based on the individual needs of the patient.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Bio-psycho-social model of care

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Medication Management
  • Woundcare
  • Risk Assessing
  • Care Planning
  • Care Management
  • Discharge Planning
  • MDT meeting

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • ECT

What resources are available to help students learning?

Internet Access

Access to policies, procedures and guidelines

Spoke placements


What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

  • ECT
  • Merit
  • Memory Clinic
  • HITS
  • Outreach
  • Treatment Support

Additional Information