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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The winner of the Outstanding Leadership Award went to consultant Dr Sarbjit Clare, from the Medical Assessment Unit at City Hospital.
The Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU), which is part of Hywel Dda University Health Board's PS1.
He said the A&E department and medical assessment unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, had been briefed if his wife had problems.
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.
I'll never forget that particular experience at the medical assessment unit, this one will be a lot easier," he said.
Giving examples of the kinds of patients who are moved, she said: "For a patient admitted after a stroke, because there is no bed in the stroke unit they might be admitted to the medical assessment unit.
But after growing tired of the delays, her 63-yearold son Graeme Jones, who previously suffered a slipped disc, carried his mum to the car and took her to the emergency medical assessment unit.

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