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Springhill Hospice - HOCP 4

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Placement Title Springhill Hospice - HOCP 4
Your Placement Contact Ann Gray - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Broad Lane, Rochdale, OL16 4PZ
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 649920
Your University Contact: David Garbutt - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Welcome pack

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student is allocated 2 mentors to work with. Dr Chesney also keeps in touch throughout the placement as adviser/supporter.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7:30am - 3:30pm


01:00pm - 09:00pm


08:30pm - 07:45am

Shift Notes:

Springhill Hospice is as flexible as possible when supporting students on placement - please discuss with Mentor/Placement Co-ordinator.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

All aspects of palliative care on the inpatient Unit, time spent in Day Hospice and visits to assess patients at home/hospital.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Patient assessment, skin integrity, oral hygiene, infection control, pain and symptom control, care planning, care of dying patients and families, last offices, moving and handling.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Pain and symptom management, MDT meetings, ward management under supervision, Day Hospice, Hospital visits, integrated care pathways, 24 hour advice time complementary therapies.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Link nurses for infection control and skills of all clinical staff, Mentorship/Preceptorship. MDT with community, Medical Director and Medical Teams knowledge and skills.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Resident Project Nurse, introduction of 24 hour advice line, intergrated care pathways.

Spoke Placements

Day Hospice, Out patients, Macmillan Nursing Service.

Additional Information

Philosophy - Springhill Hospice provides the highest standard of physician, Psychological, emotional and spiritual care for patients and their families, friends and carers. Encourages patients to maintain independence and control and to make informed choices whilst respecting privacy and dignity. Offers advice and support throughout their illness and into the bereaved period. Offers information and education to patients, families, friends, carers and professionals, to promote a high standard of palliative care across the community. Respects all cultural, religious and personal beliefs, placing the emphasis of care on individual needs. Audit and reviews the service it provides to ensure appropriate clinical standards are maintained and services are delivered effectively.