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St Ann's Hospice and Day Therapy - HOCP 5

Placement Overview

Placement Title St Ann's Hospice and Day Therapy - HOCP 5
Your Placement Contact Kelly Keane, Abigail Evans, Olwyn Perkin - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Abigail - Practice Development Centre Co-Ordinator

Kelly - Placement Education Lead

Olwyn Perkin - Day Therapy Team Leader

Placement Address Peel Lane, Little Hulton, Worsley, Manchester, M28 0FE
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 702 8181
Your University Contact: David Garbutt - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students are orientated to the hospice and the staff, Students are introduced to their mentor and their learning needs are discussed. 

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor prior to their arrival. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7am - 3pm 


1.00pm - 9.00pm 


8.30pm - 7.30am 

Shift Notes:

Students are asked to contact the placement if they are late or sick. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patients are admitted for symptoms control, intermediate care and end of life care. Many patients are totally dependent on nursing staff for all their care. Students assist with the delivery of medication, admission and discharge procedures and care planning. 

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Multi disciplinary team working with an allocated nurse - holistic care. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Students will be able to learn and develop clinical skills including the provision of physical, spiritual and psycho social care to patients. Assessing, formulating, implementing and evaluating individual care plans. Assisting in administration of controlled drugs and other medication. 

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Assisting in setting up and administering drugs via a syringe driver. Care of the dying patient and procedures following death. Bereavement risk assessment. 

What resources are available to help students learning?

There is a library with a book stock and access to intranet. 

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Research into complementary therapies and audits on Integrated Care Pathways for Care of the Dying Patients, are ongoing, and students should ask about current activities when they come on placement. 

Spoke Placements

Students will be allocated to work in either the IPU or Day Care Therapy

Additional Information

Welcome Pack for Students - Including Clinical Checklist Document