Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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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…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


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: 22 March 2021

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The Acute Medical unit (AMU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital takes admissions from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Emergency Care and direct from GPs.

There is capacity for 63 beds.

After patients have been assessed in the AMU they will generally be treated, transferred to Ambulatory Emergency Care, admitted to a speciality ward, or discharged home.

In addition to the admission ward, we provide an Ambulatory Emergency Care unit. We also provide staff for the Short Stay Unit, located on D Level.

 

Opening hours

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

GP calls – 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, with calls outside of these times being handled by our nurse in charge of the unit.

Ambulatory Emergency Care – 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Where to find us

AMU is located on C Level and accessed via the North entrance of the Queen Alexandra Hospital site. 

Use lift area 7.

Please be aware that no access to the AMU is available via the Emergency Department.

Contact information

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

Please call 02392 286286 or 02392 286282     

For Ambulatory Emergency Care please call 02392 286662

The GP call line is accessible only by GP surgeries.

 

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