directly managed unit

directly managed unit

A term of now-historic interest for a type of healthcare provider which was managerially, but not financially, accountable to an NHS Board. There were three DMUs in Scotland, in the Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles, comprised of one or more hospitals, a community unit or other care locations or settings. DMUs were superseded by Unified Health Boards.
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Elf plans 35 more c-store developments by the year end and 15 directly managed units of Elmgrade -- an Elf affiliate subsidiary company -- will be converted in 1997.

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