Oak Lodge Rehab Unit - VCI 54

Placement Overview

Placement Title Oak Lodge Rehab Unit - VCI 54
Your Placement Contact Caroline Ceesay, Amanda Turner and Shelley Hudson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Foundry Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1HL
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 439974
Your University Contact: Eunice Ayodeji - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Induction day and review of placement
  • Planning of group/individual interventions
  • Planning visits
  • Access to learning materials

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

RMN cover on all shifts. Links with AiP PEL forum CPDM

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.45 - 14.00


14.00 - 20.15


20.15 - 7.45

Shift Notes:

This can be negotiated if necessary.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Rehabilitation plans developed, Oak Lodge generally has service users who have spent a significant amount of time in hospital or in a nursing home, as a result of prolonged mental illness.

At Oak Lodge these people can work to regain and/or develop life skills in order to be ready for independent living.

All service users here are under 65 and mobile.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Care is based on Person Centred Care Planning approaches e.g. Essential Lifestyle Planning/Path and Mapping.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment, planning, Implementation and review. Some PSI therapies. Anger and anxiety management. MHA awareness. MDT input. Ward reviews. Communication skills. Reflective Practice.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

A small library of Mental Health Books, mostly concerned with community and rehabilitation nursing - journals, MHA documentation (The Maze) Videos.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Books.Training pack. Psycho-Social Intervention Skills. Mentorship.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Introducing Person Centred Planning.

Spoke Placements

Assertive outreach Team, Depot Clinic (RBH), Community Mental Health Teams, Social Services teams, Drug and Alcohol Teams.

Additional Information

Liaison with:

Assertive outreach

Acute wards K1, 2 and 3 at Bolton General

Social Work Teams

MHIST Advocacy Service

Lowry/Kingsley Wards, Prestwich

Other agencies as required

UPDATED 15.09.10