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Wolstenholme Intermediate Care Unit - PARP 53

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Placement Title Wolstenholme Intermediate Care Unit - PARP 53
Your Placement Contact Sr S Norbury, Sr K Archibald, Sr J Curran, Emily Burrows - Send Email
Placement Address Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 517576
Your University Contact: James Richardson - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Prior to commencement of placement your off duty will be confirmed and your mentor will be allocated. It is recommended when ringing for your off duty to request a visit to the placement. The aim of this visit is to allow you to meet your mentor and be oriented to the unit prior to commencement of your placement; this may help to overcome any nervousness you may have. An orientation pack will be given to you to take away and read to explain the structure of the placement and its philosophy. Wolstenholme Intermediate Care Unit is a pioneering area as it is both a community and hospital placement. It will offer you different learning opportunities covering different domains of your learning outcomes and criteria.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All students will be allocated a mentor prior to commencement of placement and they will be ready to welcome you on your first day.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


12.30 - 20.30


20.00 - 08.00

Shift Notes:

Long Days:- 07.30 - 20.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

We care for patients with varied health needs and co – morbidities. Included are patients who have had Myocardial infarctions, Transient Ischemic Attack, Hypo/Hypertension, Diabetes, Patients with Dementia/ confusion and patients at the end of life. The care that is provided is quality driven; showing a compassionate nature ensuring patient respect and dignity is a priority. Wolstenholme is a rehabilitation Unit which will provide you with vast experience and opportunities. You will see Multiple members of the MDT working together and will participate in the care and decision making.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Recording Observations (Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Saturations, Temperature)
Personal Hygiene
Moving and Handling
Feeding a Patient
Toileting a Patient
Completing request cards
Monitoring input/output
Food Diary Completion

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Echocardiogram (ECHO)
CT Scan
Ultrasound Scan
MR Scan
VQ Scan
Lumber Puncture
Ascetic Drains
NG Tube Insertion

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