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Acute Medicine

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit receive acutely ill medical patients from General Practitioners or the Emergency Department.

The function of SDEC is to promptly assess patients that are considered suitable for treatment and discharge them on the same day, without needing hospital admission. At York Hospital, this is situated in the G1 ward (ground floor, junction 5).

AMU allows assessment of more dependent, acutely unwell patients that are expected to require overnight admission to hospital. At York Hospital, AMU is a 30-bed ward found on the second floor, junction 5.

At the Scarborough Hospital site, acute care is provided in the Emergency Assessment Unit and in the 32-bed AMU on Lilac ward.

Meet the Team


Dr Vicky Robins Consultant and Lead Clinician for Acute Medicine
Dr Stephen Waring Consultant
Dr Waheed Aliyu Consultant
Dr Maria Paneta Consultant
Melanie Bootland Ward Manager AMU and SDEC
Dan Palmer Matron
Jackie Snowden Secretary


Dr Angela Gruber Consultant and Lead Clinican 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 725300
Lilac Ward (AMU) Scarborough: 01723 342105
Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) Scarborough: 01723 385066

Access guide

Scarborough Hospital

Acute Medical Ward - Cherry Ward


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

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