Acute Medical Unit

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Acute Medical Unit

A dedicated ward in the UK which is either co-located with or geographically separate from A&E, for the acute medical care of patients who
(1) present to hospital as medical emergencies and thus are referred directly to the AMU from primary care or community settings, or
(2) are admitted via A&E, or
(3) develop an acute medical problem whilst in hospital.
AMU patients may be under the care of consultants in medical and/or surgical specialties.
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In response to this, we are carrying out a number of initiatives which include investment in additional beds at DMH and UNHD; a new clinical assessment unit at UHND; seven day per week rapid assessment clinics, and a range of other measures designed to reduce pressure on beds and A&E.
The eight-bed Community Clinical Assessment Unit at the Broadgreen hospital site is intended to reduce non-urgent admissions to hospital and taking the pressure off A&E departments.
He said: "We are investigating the circumstances of the death of a 54-year-old female nurse at the Princess of Wales Hospital, who became unwell after being in close proximity to a disturbance which occurred at the clinical assessment unit near to A&E on Saturday morning at approximately 9.

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