medical assessment unit


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medical assessment unit

A short-stay unit in some UK hospitals that may be co-located with A&E (casualty), which serves to reduce patient turnaround time and meet the four-hour target (of seeing a patient within 4 hours, regardless of level of acuity). MAUs have several trolley bays and treatment rooms and the usual emergency kit, including defibrillators and resuscitation devices.
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This includes the redevelopment of Accident and Emergency and a new medical assessment unit and will also see a new main entrance to the hospital developed.
"While patients still face delay it provides for a much improved experience compared and has resulted in improved outcomes; allowing for earlier diagnostics and treatment, better isolation facilities, improved pathways for major trauma/ critical care and quicker door-to-needle times for stroke patients." Since last January a Medical Assessment Unit increased in capacity by two beds and moved from a five-day week 12-hour service to a 24/7 service.
Donna Day, who is a health board personal assistant, swapped her PC for a tabard and has been carrying out a range of tasks on the Acute Medical Assessment Unit and Gowers Ward.
ACUTE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT UNIT at Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli A NEW hospital unit which aims to modernise the way patients are seen and treated has opened in Llanelli.
Key opportunities at present include: Medical Assessment Unit; Complex Care; Acute Medicine; Stroke Rehab; Orthopaedics and General Surgery.
He said management quickly decided to close eight beds in the medical assessment unit and surgical unit 2, and redeploy nurses to cover staff shortfalls.
The increase in the size of the department means the GP out of hours service, the emergency department, the medical assessment unit and the surgical assessment unit have come together under one roof.
I would like to thank every member of staff from the cleaners to the surgeons of Southport A&E, Lancashire/ Merseyside Ambulance Service, Aintree Medical Assessment Unit and ward 14/15.
It will survey adult acute inpatients, including maternity patients, who have stayed at least one night in the James Cook University hospital in Middlesbrough or The Friarage, and adult patients who have attended accident and emergency and left without being admitted, or who were transferred to a medical assessment unit and then discharged.
Charge nurse manager of the acute medical assessment unit (AMAU) Allison Partridge says the past year has been challenging, with significant changes to adjust to.
The Trust is looking to invest in redeveloping Accident and Emergency and creating a new medical assessment unit. The new unit will incorporate pediatric emergency care facilities.

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