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
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.
All aspects of surgical nursing.
All aspects of individualised holistic care.
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
Plastic Surgery of the Eye
ENT and Maxillofacial
Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair
Removal of metalwork from limbs
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