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New Acute Medical Unit – modular build opening November 10th

New Acute Medical Unit – modular build opening November 10th
3rd October 2022

We are delighted to say that our brand new acute medical unit – Rainbow Unit – is opening on Wednesday 10th November 2021. The two-storey facility will provide an acute assessment unit on the ground floor with 22 spaces and eight monitored beds. On the first floor is a 30-bed short stay ward.

Patients referred to the ground floor assessment area will be seen, treated, and sent home or transferred to the first floor short stay ward if, for example, they need ongoing acute care. If needed, they will they will be transferred to a specialty ward in the main hospital as an inpatient.

Same day emergency care (SDEC) pathway
When AMU vacates its current location, part of the area will become same day emergency care and will provide specialty assessment for patients under frailty, cardiology, respiratory, haematology and oncology and ambulatory emergency care.

A new video tour of the new unit is available. Click here to play the video.

Temporarily suspending visiting
To help us open the unit efficiently and safely, and help our patients settle in, we are suspending visiting for a short time to AMU and ward A2.

Visiting will be suspended from 9am on Tuesday 9th November to 9am on Friday 12th November 2021.

Ward A2
Visiting will be suspended from 9am on Wednesday 10th November to 9am on Thursday 11th November 2021.

We hope our patients and their loved ones understand why this is necessary. Under exceptional circumstances, there will be some exceptions to this and we encourage them to speak to the nurse in charge.