Acute Medicine Unit (AMU) - Eastern services

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is a 52 bedded acute medical admission unit providing assessment and management of patients admitted to hospital with a variety of medical conditions. It has two higher care areas for patients that are acutely unwell and require close monitoring.

AMU is staffed by a number of Acute Medicine consultants but also has daily visits from all the medical teams, ensuring patients are seen by the appropriate specialist early on in their admission. There are also a large number of therapists and allied healthcare professionals based on the unit who help with the treatment and discharge planning of patients.

AMU is a short stay area and patients will either be discharged or moved to another ward for ongoing treatment, usually within 48 hours.

Meet the team

The AMU team is a large multidisciplinary team consisting of nurses, doctors, advanced clinical practitioners, physician associate, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, auxiliary and house-keeping staff. There are currently 14 consultants working on AMU, who are supported by a large team of junior doctors in training. AMU care is Consultant–led and there is Consultant presence on the Unit from 08.00-22.00 daily and an on-call Consultant is available off-site out of these hours. All patients on AMU are reviewed at least daily by a Consultant.

The AMU Consultant team consists of:

  • Dr Helen Lockett – Consultant in Acute Medicine and Endocrinology (Medicine Care Group Deputy Medical Director)
  • Dr Lynsey Webb – Consultant in Acute Medicine and Nephrology (Community Care Group Deputy Medical Director)
  • Dr Simon Patten - Consultant in Acute Medicine (Clinical Director)
  • Dr Mark Daly - Consultant in Acute Medicine and Endocrinology (Clinical Lead)
  • Dr Rebecca Butchart – Consultant in Acute Medicine
  • Dr Alastair Cairns - Consultant in Acute Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Dr Thomas Fox - Consultant in Acute Medicine and Endocrinology
  • Dr William Lusty – Consultant in Acute Medicine
  • Dr Anna Lowden - Consultant in Acute Medicine
  • Dr Rebecca Matthews - Consultant in Acute and Peri-operative Medicine
  • Dr Russell O’Brien - Consultant in Acute Medicine
  • Dr Kittiya Sukcharoen - Consultant in Acute Medicine and Nephrology
  • Dr Neil Walker - Consultant in Acute Medicine and Endocrinology
  • Dr Daniel Wilding - Consultant in Acute Medicine

Referral information for healthcare professionals

GP’s and paramedics can make a referral via our admission coordinators by contacting the Trust switchboard on 01392 411611.

Last updated: April 28, 2024.

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