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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 32 acute beds in Lilac ward.


Patients who are deemed suitable for ambulatory care are directly referred to the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) at York Hospital, or the Emergency Assessment Unit at Scarborough General 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 Ayesha Khaliq

Consultant and Lead Clinician for Acute Medicine

Dr Stephen Waring

Consultant

Dr Waheed Aliyu

Consultant

Melanie Bootland

Ward Manager AMU & SDEC

Dan Palmer

Matron

Jackie Snowden

Secretary

Meet the Team - Scarborough

Dr Angela Gruber Consultant and Lead Clinician for Acute Medicine
Dr Abdelrahman Abdalla Consultant
Dr Mohammed Ilyas Consultant
Dr John Smith Consultant
Vicky Anderson Ward Manager Lilac ward
Sam Soulsby Matron
Jackie Brown Secretary

Contact details

• Acute Medical Unit (AMU) York: 01904 726022
• Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) York: 01904 724101
• Lilac Ward (AMU) Scarborough: 01723 342105
• Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) Scarborough: 01723 385066

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Acute Medical Ward - Cherry Ward

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

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York Emergency Department (A&E)

The current entrance to the Emergency Department (A&E) is closed and a new entrance at the south of the building is in operation.

Arrive at Entrance 1, the main entrance to York Hospital signposted from Wigginton Road, and park in the multi-storey car park.  A new pedestrian exit has been created at the end of the car park. Follow the green line on the floor to the emergency department. Please see our website news for more information about arrivals to A&E.