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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Acute Medical Unit

Last updated: 28 October 2019

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The Acute Medical unit (AMU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a 58 bedded facility which takes admissions from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Emergency Care and direct from GPs. In addition to the admission ward, we provide an Ambulatory Emergency Care unit with nine bays. After patients have been assessed they will generally be treated, transferred to Ambulatory Emergency Care, admitted to a speciality ward, or discharged home.

 

Opening hours

Main AMU - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

GP calls – a dedicated admin resource is available to take calls 8:00am - 8:00pm, seven days a week, with calls outside of these times being handled by our Nurse in charge of the unit. Ambulatory Emergency Care - 8:00am - 8:00pm, seven days a week.

Where to find us

Lift area 7 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Located on C Level and accessed via the North entrance of the Queen Alexandra site. Please be aware that no access to AMU is available via the Emergency Department.

Calls to our AMU are handled by our dedicated 24/7 reception team.

Please call 023 92286286 or 023 92286282

Our dedicated GP call line is accessible only by your local GP surgery. Please note this is not a public line for enquiry.


• Director - Miss Sophie Gough
• Senior Lead Nurse - Fiona Wright
• General Manager - Mandy Woodley
• Clinical Director - Dr Howard Buchan
• Matron - Matthew Mogridge
• Business Manager - Amelia Collier
• Assistant Operational Manager - Hugh Mudford

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