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Gorwel Ward

Address: 

Gorwell Ward, Llanfair Unit, Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Llandough CF64 2XX

Contact:

Jayne Hocking

Telephone: 02920 716506    E-mail:  Jayne.hocking@wales.nhs.uk

University Contact: 

Mr Gerwyn Jones

Position:Lecturer: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Care
Mr Gerwyn Jones
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87828Extension: 87828

Clinical Teacher Contact:

Bethan Bridges  

email:  bethan.bridges@wales.nhs.uk

Remit: 

Acute inpatient ward, mental health

Clients: 

Working age adults

Key Learning Opportunities: 

It is the philosophy of this ward to provide person centred, evidence based care to working aged adults. This unit adheres to a Recovery focused approach.

The client group  present with a number of mental health issues, these include bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder and clinical depression. While placed on this ward students will have the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of client care including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation. In addition students will have opportunities to attend various meetings such as ward rounds, buffer meetings, Mental Health Measure meetings and  relapse prevention meetings.

Students will have opportunities to witness and care for clients undergoing ECT as well as attend a depot clinic and day services. Staff on the unit also liaise closely with other services and consequently visits can be facilitated to community mental health teams, crisis assessment and home treatment, low secure services and recovery/rehabilitation services.  

Preparation for Practice:

Can be utilised as a management placement

Shifts:

  • 07.00 - 14.30
  • 13.00 - 20.30
  • 20.00 - 07.20

Dress Code: 

Smart casual, no jeans or trainers.

Last Updated:

20 March 2014