BRIDGEWATER COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE: WORK PLACEMENTS

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Bridgewater provide opportunities for individuals, such as students or those considering a career change, to gain practical experience within a clinical setting..

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Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide a range of community-based services, some of which within the Liverpool City Region. Part of their offer are work experience placements or insight days for local people who are interested in exploring careers in healthcare.

Bridgewater provide opportunities for individuals, such as students or those considering a career change, to gain practical experience within a clinical setting. Work placements can vary in duration and may be tailored to specific areas of interest, such as nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or administration.

Insight days: These are typically aimed at individuals who want to learn more about the healthcare sector, explore different career paths and gain a general understanding of the work carried out by the Trust.

The following opportunities are available:

Service/TeamAddressDescription Available dates 
District Nursing (Adult)St Pauls Health Centre, High Street, Runcorn WA7 1ABDistrict nurses provide care to patients who have a short-term nursing need, require nursing care following a hospital discharge, have a long term condition or a terminal illness.District nurses work in partnership with patients, carers, GPโ€™s, Hospitals, Specialist Nurses, Community Matrons, Macmillan Nurses, Social Care Teams and all other Allied Health Professional to help you to live as independently as possible.27 Jul โ€“ 28 Jul 2023 15 Aug โ€“ 17 Aug 2023
Treatment RoomsThe Treatment Rooms are located across both Runcorn and WidnesThe treatment room provides nursing care to patients in a clinic setting.9 Aug โ€“ 11 Aug 202331 Aug โ€“ 1 Sep 2023  
Wheelchair ServiceHalton Independent Living Centre, Collier Street, Runcorn WA7 1HBTherapist clinical assessment for wheelchair posture and mobility Re-assessment offered for changing conditions.   12 Jul โ€“ 13 Jul 2023    23 Aug โ€“ 25 Aug 2023 
Community Matrons Orford Jubilee Hub, Orford, Warrington, WA2 8HEThe Community Matron Service is comprised of highly experienced senior nurses and are part of an integrated nursing team.Their aim is to engage patients to self-manage their own health and to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and/or to facilitate early supported discharge.19 Jul โ€“ 20 Jul 2023
Intermediate Care Padgate House, Vulcan Close, Warrington WA2 0HLIntermediate care includes a programme of active rehabilitation involving 1 or more of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and medical / nursing input.The service aims to make the patient as independent as possible. This usually means that the patient can stay living at home wherever possible. 1 Aug 2023
Widnes Urgent Care Centre Oaks Place Caldwell Road, Widnes WA8 7GDThe urgent care centre provides a wide range of clinical services that people can access, rather than attending A&E.12 โ€“ 13 Jul 2023 
Administration Various Warrington based sites Our clinic sites offer opportunities to work on front desk clinic reception to supporting the administration of clinic sites.16 โ€“ 17 Aug 2023
Enhanced Care Home Support Team Woolston Clinic, Holes Lane, Warrington WA1 4LSThere is a Triage service provided by the Care Home Helpline, ensuring the patient is assessed by the most appropriate member of the team or the patientsโ€™ own GP practice if required.They provide a comprehensive health needs assessment for all patients with a skill mix of Nurses, GPs and Pharmacists.27 โ€“ 28 Jul 2023 

Opportunities can also be found at: https://bridgewater.nhs.uk/careers/work-experience/ where further information is available and the application process can be started.