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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A spokesman said: "The child was safely cared for, not on a trolley, but in our paediatric assessment unit.
Similarly, the current children's ward at the Royal Glamorgan will be changed to a paediatric assessment unit which will only open from 8am to 10pm.
Similarly the current children's ward at the Royal Glamorgan will be changed to a paediatric assessment unit which will only open from 8am to 10pm.
The Paediatric Assessment Unit is due to open in the summer.
Under the recommendation, the hospital would continue to run a midwife-led maternity unit and a short-stay paediatric assessment unit.
The paediatric assessment unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead would be used by children referred by GPs, walk-in centres and those who came through A&E, and would offer specialist care by paediatric doctors and nurses around the clock.
Brown was involved in establishing a specialised paediatric assessment unit at Taranaki Base Hospital and has been involved in planning for a new base hospital.
Major redesign needed for how children are cared for and the state of buildings at Heartlands Paediatric Assessment Unit and Good Hope's Children's Assessment Unit.
Similarly, the current children's ward will be changed to a paediatric assessment unit which will only open from 8am to 10pm.
The resource, which is available as an app, magnetic wall chart or folder, is being used in 20 special schools across South Wales, as well as the paediatric assessment unit at the University Hospital of Wales, Ty Hafan children's hospice and three respite care facilities.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's paediatric assessment unit has been handed pounds 2,700 to buy four fold-away beds to enable parents to stay overnight next to their children.
Young patients Angel Edwards and Reagan Kerr joined BBC WM presenter Tammy Gooding to mark the launch of the new paediatric assessment unit in Heartlands Hospital on Tuesday.