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College Fields Nursing Home


College Fields Close, Barry, CF62 8LE


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Continuing and palliative care


As above

Key Learning Opportunities: 

Participation in delivering fundamental and acute care according to individual need, e.g.

  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centred care.
  • Development of caring, supportive relationships with residents over time.
  • Effective and appropriate communication with residents and their relatives, other members of the caring team and outside agencies.
  • Gaining experience of and development of management skills, as practised in a nurse-led unit, e.g.for Yr2 students, a dedicated management day towards the end of their placement, giving the opportunity to manage the care of 26/27 residents under the supervision of the RN floor manager.

Other learning opportunities offered according to availability and learning need include:

  • Accompanying the Matron/Manager during pre-admission assessments, accompanying residents to OPD clinics, attending in-house training sessions alongside staff, visits.

Preparation for Practice:

Human and material resource management, prioritising, time management, skill mix, assessment, management of admission, cross-disciplinary, service and agency liaison.



For the first two weeks of placement:

  • 6:45 - 13:30
  • 13:15 - 20:15

Following this, students are offered a choice of either adopting the above shift pattern or working long days

  • 6:45 - 20:15

Dress Code: 

Primarily uniform, though there may be activity-specific occasions when students will be required to wear non-uniform dress.

Last Updated: 

Jan 2013