Acute Medical Unit (AMU) - A
What we do
Patients are referred to the AMU from the Emergency Department, by GPs or other health professionals. Patients will be initially assessed by a nurse who will record vital signs such as temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Other diagnostics such as blood tests and x-rays may also be required. After review by medical staff and a consultant the patient may be discharged or sent to a medical ward to continue their treatment. Patients who are thought to be discharged within 2-3 days may stay on the AMU under the care of an Acute Physician.
Where to find us
The Acute Medical Unit - A is located on level 1 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
- Go through the main entrance and turn right
- Follow the corridor around to the left and turn left again past the lifts and the Macmillan Cancer Support stand.
- AMU A is on the right-hand side down that corridor
2:00pm to 8:00pm