Ward 4 & 5 - Acute Stroke Unit/Primary Stroke Centre - PABP 20

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward 4 & 5 - Acute Stroke Unit/Primary Stroke Centre - PABP 20
Your Placement Contact Alison Lageard, Natalie Greaves - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Staff Nurse
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 918 8673
Your University Contact: Jane Jenkins - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Introduction/ orientation on day one. Various spokes and shadowing experiences. Discussion on what they need to get from the placement. 

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

One mentor and one associate mentor allocated prior to commencement of placement. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7. 30 am - 3. 30pm 


1.00pm - 9.00pm 


8.45pm - 7.45am 

Shift Notes:

Long days can be arranged through consultation with the PEL. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Acute nursing care of new stroke patients and thrombolysed patients
  • The care of haemorrhagic strokes

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Physiological observations
  • Basic/essential nursing care
  • Direct admissions
  • Transfers and discharges

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Neurological observations
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Placement of naso gastric tubes

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Resource room
  • Computer access
  • Education /information boards
  • Link staff

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Stroke network research staff are on the ward daily mon. - fri. There are 2 research trials/ study in stroke. 

Spoke Placements

Ward 19 stroke unit - step down stroke i.e sub acute and stroke rehabilitation Early supported discharge team.