Acute Medicine


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Acute Medicine

That area of general (internal) medicine concerned with the immediate and early specialist management of adult patients with a wide range of medical conditions who present in hospital as emergencies.
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Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: "There'll be a massive knock-on effect.
Also on the CRH picket was acute medicine doctor Zahra Hussain.
The hospital is set to become a 'beacon site' for developing innovative models of care in acute medicine and diagnostic services.
It has also been agreed the Royal Glamorgan Hospital will become a 'beacon site' for acute medicine and diagnostic services.
He added it is not expected there will be any adverse effect on waiting times for either acute medicine or planned operations, as some services will also move from Hartlepool to Stockton and all existing staff will transfer to wherever they are needed.
The petitions say: "We believe that pressing ahead with this plan will very adversely affect the safe and efficient functioning of acute medicine at the Freeman Hospital and RVI.
Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, added: "The position at the moment is as bad as I've ever known."
"Having acute medicine and acute surgery on one site is a major improvement in the way this trust delivers care for our patients.
It has also been agreed that the Royal Glamorgan Hospital will become a "beacon site" for developing acute medicine and diagnostic services.
As a result of current high admissions to A&E, the trust's executive directors have decided to transfer the department from the Division of Acute Medicine to the Division of Trauma.

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