Band 5 Staff Nurse - Victoria Centre, Swindon

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Are you a compassionate nurse who would like to make a difference in the lives of patients suffering from any form of Dementia.

If so why don't you apply for a job on Liddington ward which is a 14 bedded ward caring for both males and females many of whom lack capacity and have severe cognitive impairment so they need caring passionate staff to support them and be their advocate.

The ward is situated at The Victoria Centre on the Great Western Hospital site. All patients have their own bedroom with an ensuite. The ward is very bright and welcoming with two sitting rooms, a modest sized dining area and a large communal area that patients can wonder round and step outside into a court yard for fresh air. The ward has one large court yard, one small garden and another larger garden that patients can walk round with staff or family.

The unit also has a Therapy Kitchen, An Art Room, A small Gym, and an OT activity room that patients as part of their therapeutic activity programme can enjoy.

We ask family to complete a 'This is Me'

The Multi Disciplinary team prides its self on having good working relationships with colleagues from other teams, the third sector and statutory agencies. Service user and Carer involvement is integral to developing services and maintaining quality standards.

We are looking for highly creative and motivated staff to join the team. Staff interested in working in a compassionate and inventive way and supporting the existing team in further developments. There will be opportunities to develop areas of interest and pursue further training. Support and supervision for all staff is a fundamental part of the culture of the ward and individuals are actively encouraged to seek out learning opportunities within the Trust as a whole.

We are able to provide a comprehensive Preceptorship package for newly qualified RMN’s and have opportunities for experienced staff to undertake specialist link roles of particular interest and develop their clinical skills to enhance career progression. We consider this to be an excellent opportunity for newly qualified members of staff or staff returning to practice.

Swindon is a large town situated in the North East of Wiltshire. It has a large pedestrian town Centre, a fabulous designer outlet store, lots of sports and leisure facilities, and the beautiful Coate Water Country Park which is a 5 minute drive from the hospital. Swindon is also famous for its Magic Roundabout, 5 mini round abouts within one large one and has excellent public transport services. The world famous Cotswolds is only a short drive, and London is only an hour away on the train. foot of the world famous Cotswolds. It enjoys very good transport links, sports and leisure facilities, has lively a social scene and excellent shopping areas.


Liddington ward has had a reconfiguration its now classed as an enhanced physical care ward.The ward capacity is now to care for 10 patients. 7 of the beds care for dementia patients who are A/symptomatic .

The remaining 3 beds admit patients who have a diagnosis of covid19 alongside care and treatment of their mental health needs. To ensure safety of our staff and patients the ward is split into red and green areas of work .

For further details / informal visits contact:  Ben Amor () or Frances O'Hara (01793) 327833

Reference: 40884160

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