Swinton Hall Nursing Home - Continuing Care - ACLP 1

Placement Overview

Placement Title Swinton Hall Nursing Home - Continuing Care - ACLP 1
Your Placement Contact Margaret Thomason - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address 188 Worsley Rd, Swinton, M27 5SN
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 794 2236

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation to the Unit, meet staff on duty, meet clients. Initial meeting with mentor and planning of learning needs will take place within week 1. Students are advised to visit the Unit in advance to help prepare for placement.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated to students at least one week in advance. Students should mirror their mentor's off-duty wherever possible to maximise learning and consistency of support and supervision.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

There are three shifts in operation:-

  • 08.00 - 13.00
  • 08.00 - 17.00
  • 08.00 - 21.00

Students wishing to undertake night shifts should discuss this with their mentor. The Unit is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Our clients are frail, elderly people and require total care.

Some clients require palliative and end of life care.

We have a multidisciplinary approach with healthcare professionals visiting clients on an individual basis, for instance podiatrist, optician, GP, specialist nurse, speech and language therapists, dieticians.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of total patient care
  • Communication and teamworking skills
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Assisting clients who require help with eating & drinking, elimination, hygiene
  • Wound dressings
  • Medication administration
  • Pressure area care
  • Risk assessments
  • Care for a group of patients (with appropriate supervision)
  • Delegation skills
  • Clinical decision making
  • Prioritising care and managing workload (appropriate to level of training)
  • Caring for dying clients and their families
  • The role of other healthcare professionals and support workers

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Care and maintenance of PEG's (percutaneous endosopic gastrostomy feeding tubes)
  • Management skills
  • Attendance at MDT meetings

What resources are available to help students learning?

Support and guidance from mentors and staff

Participation in patient care under supervision to develop nursing skills and knowledge

Computer for internet access to journals (Athens or Solar account required)

Training room for meetings with mentors/private study

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

  • Shadow visiting healthcare professionals who come to see clients, eg podiatrist, GP, optician, speech & language therapist (for swallowing assessments), dietician (for nutritional support), specialist nurse (eg Tissue Viability)
  • Attendance at MDT meetings to discuss advanced care planning
  • Accompany staff when undertaking assessments of clients referred to the Unit

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator - Andrea Surtees - Pre-Registration Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT andrea.raven@srft.nhs.uk