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Medical Enhanced Care Unit (MECU)

The Medical Enhanced Care Unit (MECU) is an 8 bedded unit that provides enhanced care/monitoring to level 1/1+ patients. Individual and holistic care will be practised with each patient being cared for by a team of specialist doctors and nurses who are either experienced in or undergoing training in the field of enhanced care.

A multidisciplinary team approach will be used to provide the physical, psychological and spiritual care required by a patient thus allowing them to maintain their dignity and identity. The multidisciplinary team strive to ensure that friends and family receive information and emotional support to help them cope with the current situation.

Everyday; 11pm until 8pm. Visiting outside these hours can be arranged with the Shift Lead.

Note:  No children less than 12 years of age will be permitted on to the unit as per hospital policy. However we realise that there maybe exceptional circumstances and in these cases it will be at the discretion of the Shift Lead.

Useful Links:
British Thoracic Society
Department of Health

Useful information

This service is available at:

  • Russells Hall Hospital

Where to find us

  • Second floor, West Wing, Russells Hall Hospital

Telephone numbers

  • 01384 244155

Service details

Nursing leads

  • Rebecca Holmes-Fairclough
    Lead nurse