Philosophy of care.

The staff in the day surgery suite are highly motivated individuals who will endeavour to support students and learners whilst respecting the patients dignity and individual needs at all times.


Staff will keep the patient up to date with their care on the day of surgery and ensure that all relevant information is given to the patient prior to their discharge home or transfer to another inpatient ward.


Matron Jane Bolton

Grommet Insertion
Nasal Polyectomy

For information about this placement contact the Learning Environment Managers (LEMs):

Shelley Butler shelleybutler1@nhs.net

Jeniffa Swann Jeniffaswann@nhs.net

Or call 01246 512383/4.

Shift Times

Mornings 07:00-14:30

Afternoons 13:30-21:00

Middle Shift 11:30-19:00

Long Day 07:30-21:00

If you are going to be on placement on Holywell, the student information pack is available here to download.

Learning Opportunities

All aspects of surgical nursing.

All aspects of individualised holistic care.

Aseptic technique.

Use of medications associated with pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative surgery.

The treatment of chronic pain. 

Examples of procedures you may be involved with and patients you may care for on Holywell ward are below

Ophthalmic Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Eye
ENT and Maxillofacial
Orthopaedic Surgery

Carpel Tunnel

Toe Amputation

Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair

Bunion Repair

Removal of metalwork from limbs
Pain management
Facet Joint injections
Radio frequency ablation neurotomy

Plus many more including Breast, Urology, Colorectal and Vascular Surgery..........

The following graphic represents the nursing procedures that will be encountered in this placement area, according to the Annexe B section of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018).


Green: Encountered frequently/daily

Amber: Encountered occasionally/rarely

Red: Never encountered

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