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Wigan & Leigh Hospice - HOCP 6

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Placement Title Wigan & Leigh Hospice - HOCP 6
Your Placement Contact Debbie Bewley, D Brennan - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Ward Manager

Placement Address 1 Kildare St, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3HZ
Placement City/Town: Wigan
Placement Phone 01942 525566
Your University Contact: Dave Garbutt - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Introduction to mentor/facilitator and other hospice staff
  • Tour of the hospice
  • Time with mentor on first day to go through paper work - discuss objectives etc

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor either before or on arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07:30am - 03:30pm


01:30pm - 09:30pm


09:00pm - 08:00am

Shift Notes:

Students are required to phone the nurse in charge if they are ill or going to be late.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

All aspects of Palliative Care, Respite Care and Terminal Care.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Catheterisation 
  • End of life Care
  • MDT 
  • Wound Care 
  • Pressure Care 
  • Injections 
  • Risk Management
  • Teamworking and symptom management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Multiprofessional Working
  • Communication Skills
  • Setting up and care of syringe drives
  • Last Office

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Shadowing 
  • Internet
  • Library 
  • Teaching Sessions 
  • Nursing Journals 
  • Books
  • Role Modelling

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

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