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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Under the Building Better Care programme, a new emergency department and a new combined assessment unit will be constructed at University Hospital Ayr, as well as another combined assessment unit at University Hospital Crosshouse.
Whereas, the combined assessment units are being developed in line with Royal College of Physicians guidelines that all hospitals should have such an acute medical unit to deliver safe emergency care.
OUR dad died last Thursday in the combined assessment unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
The Building Better Care programme will see a new emergency department and a new combined assessment unit built at University Hospital Ayr, as well as another combined assessment unit at University Hospital Crosshouse.
Iain Duguid, 41, and Nicola Mearns, 46, from Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary collected the Older People Care Award and dedicated it to the hospital's combined assessment unit where they work.
Co-signatory Doug Keillor, Regional Director of BAM Construction, added: BAM Construction are delighted to be working with NHS Ayrshire & Arran on the construction of the new Emergency Department and Combined Assessment Unit at University Hospital Ayr and the Combined Assessment Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse.
Staff at the ERI's combined assessment unit - attached to the A&E ward - have also fallen ill with sickness and diarrhoea.
BAM will construct a new emergency department at University Hospital Ayr and 2 new combined assessment units at Ayr and University Hospital Crosshouse.

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