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Acute Medicine

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) receives acutely ill medical patients from General Practitioners or the Emergency Department.

The function of the AMU is to allow acute medical assessment in a single area where specialist medical, nursing and equipment resources are concentrated.  The unit at York Hospital consists of 60 acute beds across AMU and AMB wards, and at Scarborough Hospital there are 28 acute beds in Cherry ward.

Patients who are deemed suitable for ambulatory care are directly referred to the Ambulatory Care Unit (AMC) at York Hospital, the Dales Unit at Scarborough General Hospital, or the Lawrence Unit at Bridlington Hospital.

Ambulatory care is the medical care given to patients in hospital on the same day they present to hospital without needing to be admitted overnight.  The Trust ambulatory care services allow a rapid assessment of medical patients with early diagnostic tests, allowing diagnosis and treatment without the need for hospital admission.

Meet the Team - York

Dr. Hasan Al-Shakerchi


Dr. Stephen Waring


Dr. Anne Whiteside


Dr. Sachin Thakur


Dr. Ruhail Mir


Dr. Jawwad Azam


Dr. Vicky Robins


Dr. David Slattery


Dr. Waheed Aliyu


Melanie Bootland

Ward Manager AMU

Jo Welch

Ward Manager AMC and AAU

Jackie Snowden


Jill Massey


Contact details

  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU) York:  01904 726022
  • Cherry Ward Scarborough:  01723 342105

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) receives acutely ill medical patients from General Practitioners or the Emergency Department. 


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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.

Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time

Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.

Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.