Acute medical unit
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) provides rapid assessment, investigation and treatment for patients admitted urgently or referred by their GP. It also accepts outpatient referrals. The unit is staffed by a team of consultants, nurses and allied health professionals.
Following treatment in the AMU, patients may be discharged back into the community or transferred for specialist treatment. It is important that the patient’s next of kin be notified of the patient’s discharge as early as possible. Medications can be obtained from the hospital pharmacy.
If the patient is to be admitted for hospital care, this will be arranged by the specialist team in the Trust.