Darley Court, Intermediate Care - BPCTP 10

Placement Overview

Placement Title Darley Court, Intermediate Care - BPCTP 10
Your Placement Contact Sarah Roberts, Andrea Barlow - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

PEL/Staff Nurse

Placement Address Darley Court, Shepherd Cross Street, Bolton, BL1 3EJ
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 337998
Your University Contact: Gaynor Fenton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will meet their mentor on the first day if possible

Students will be given a Welcome Pack

Students will be shown around the unit and introduced to staff

Mentors will complete the initial assessment with the student and discuss their aims and objectives

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated a mentor prior to the commencement of placement and the students will work on the same unit throughout their placement

Every effort will be made to ensure the students mentor will be on duty on the students first day

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30am - 15.30pm


13.00pm - 21.00pm


20.45pm - 07.45am

Shift Notes:

Days:- 07.30am - 21.00pm

Students can discuss with their mentor which shift pattern they prefer.  Some mentors work long days while others work shorter days.  Students will be expected to work some weekends during their placement.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Darley Court offers Intermediate Care for those patients requiring rehabilitation in which the full MDT work together aiming to discharge patients to their own homes

We also provide nursing care over 24hrs for patients who may require IV antibiotics, IV fluids, wound care or other nursing needs

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Assessing, Planning and Implementing Patient Care.
  • Medication Rounds
  • Clinical Observations i.e. BP, Pulse etc.,
  • Wound Management.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communication skills, i.e. working and liaising with a variety of MDT members
  • Looking after patients with various conditions and needs.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Access to Computers
  • Various Learning Packs
  • Training Session at Darley Court

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

There are regular teaching/training sessions held at Darley Court.

Staff are encouraged to attend study days.

Spoke Placements

Students are encouraged to arrange spoke placements whilst at Darley Court.

Suggested spoke placements are:-

  • District Nurses
  • Referral and Assessment Team
  • Laburnum Lodge IMC Unit
  • IV Therapy Team

There will be opportunities to spend time with the physio, OT, pharmacy staff, social workers who are based at Darley Court

Additional Information

Darley Court is split into 3 units, Mere, Queens and Barlow. Students will work on the same unit as their Mentor, and work as part of that team.

Darley Court is classed as a community hospital and accepts mainly elderly patients with a variety of complex needs.

We have Doctors on site Monday - Saturday and a consultant who does a ward round twice a week.