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Stroke Rehab Unit - SRFTP 42

Placement Overview

Placement Title Stroke Rehab Unit - SRFTP 42
Your Placement Contact Janet Collins, Jane Barber, Alexandra Hamilton, - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 1901 or 206 1283

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Please download the Student Welcome Pack prior to commencing your placement
  • Orientation & Induction on first day
  • On commencement of placement on SRU, students are orientated to the ward by the staff on duty.
  • Appointed Mentor

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • i.e. Team Mentorship, mentors allocated in advance)
  • A mentor and Associate Mentor will be allocated to the student in advance of them commencing placement.
  • Arrangements will be made for the student to work the majority of their shifts with either their mentor or associate mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Days:- 07.00 - 19.30

Nights:- 19.00 - 07.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Basic nursing care is routine for the ward i.e. washing and dressing and continence care, however the emphasis on SRU is to rehabilitate the patient, therefore staff aim to encourage patient's to do as much as possible for themselves.

There are also opportunities for students to observe and practice enteral feeding, catheterisation and catheter care and pressure area care. Also to shadow member of MDT

What nursing model is used for planning care?

SRU uses the Roper, Logan & Tierney Model with an emphasis on enabling patients to participate in all areas of care they are able to in order to facilitate their rehabilitation.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

The core clinical skills that can be learnt on the SRU are:

  • Nursing with an emphasis on rehabilitation.
  • The taking and interpretation of clinical observations.
  • Giving Patient medications
  • Care planning.
  • Documentation.
  • Risk assessing.
  • Admitting and Discharging patients.
  • Basic nursing care
  • Multi-disciplinary teamworking
  • Consultant led ward rounds
  • Social activities ie Planting, games, group activities

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Additional clinical skills that can be learnt on the SRU are:

  • Passing nasogastric tubes and managing enteral feeds.
  • Catheterisation.
  • Goal Planning with patients.
  • Assisting with rehabilitation sessions with the therapists.
  • Carrying out Barthell assessments.
  • Carrying out home visits with patients and therapist

What resources are available to help students learning?

The Multi-disciplinary team are a valuable learning resource on the ward.

The hospital intranet is a useful source of information and there are many books and research files on the ward which will assist the student.

The Stroke research team and Paula Beech, Stroke Nurse Consultant, are always willing to assist students.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

There is a great deal of stroke research taking place at Hope Hospital.

There are specialist Stroke Research Nurses who advise on the latest projects taking place, and can be accessed via SRU. completed (Training Caregivers after Stroke) trial.


we also have a research resource folder of current and proposed projects.

Spoke Placements

  • The Acute Stroke Unit.
  • The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit
  • Research Team
  • Working with Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Working with physiotherapists 
  • Occupational Therapy.
  • Attending Multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Assisting with the Stroke Specialist Nurse's clinic
  • Observing insertion of PEG in the Endoscopy Unit

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead - Pre-Registration Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT