Number of beds: 33 short stay
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) has 33 short stay beds, 7 assessment trolleys and an ambulatory assessment area.
AMU is staffed by an enthusiastic team specialising in the assessment and treatment of acute medical patients in a short stay setting. The nursing team works closely with the acute medical team, and on call teams, to ensure that the assessment and initial treatment of their presenting condition is timely and efficient.
The patient pathway through the unit is rapid, allowing for a continuous flow into the Trust from the Emergency Department into the specialist ward areas.
The unit offers a good opportunity to learn new clinical skills and develop professionally. Due to the range of presenting conditions in acute medicine, a broad general knowledge in this field should be gained. All of our staff are able to access a variety of educational and skills based programmes.