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Acute medical unit

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The Acute Medical Unit is for patients with very serious medical problems.

This page gives information about:

  • What happens in the unit
  • The staff who will help you
  • What to do about visiting patients in the unit

Who we are

The Acute Medical Unit aims to provide best practice in our purpose built environment for patients referred by their GPs with acute medical illnesses.

We are one of the largest Acute Medical Unit's (AMU) in the country with its own direct access.

What we do

We provide a facility that allows us to assess, evaluate and treat patients with a wide range of acute medical problems and conditions in our purpose-built clinical area.

Being referred to us

As well as our GP referrals we also receive patients from community matrons, walk in centres and outpatient services.

What happens when you see us

Immediately on arrival, patients will be booked in by our reception staff and then seen by a senior triage nurse using a combination of Manchester triage guidelines and a medical early warning system (MEWS); thus ensuring that most urgent cases are seen first.

Contact us

Acute Medical Unit (UNIT)

Acute & Emergency Care

Reception telephone: 0151 706 2964 / 0151 706 2965