Acute medical units and ambulatory care

We have acute medical units (AMUs) at both Epsom and St Helier hospitals. Patients may be sent to AMU from Accident and emergency (A&E) or can be referred directly by their GP. We aim to have our AMU medical team see patients within two hours and assess them to determine the time that they are likely to stay in hospital.

This could mean:

  • No time in hospital - patient receives treatment in the ambulatory care area or is discharged after treatment/observation
  • One to two overnight stays - patient will remain in the AMU short stay unit
  • Three or more overnight stays - patient will bypass the short stay unit and move directly to a specialist inpatient ward on the day admission.

At St Helier, AMU is located in A1 ward, first floor, A block. At Epsom, AMU is located in Chuter Ede ward, fourth floor, block F (Wells Wing). The service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Ambulatory care

Ambulatory care is part of AMU at both hospitals. Patients referred to ambulatory care require further medical treatment, but do not need to be admitted as an inpatient.

A consultant will assess the patient's condition, provide the necessary treatment, and then discharge them.

St Helier

Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm


Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm 

Key staff – ambulatory care

  • Dr Simon Winn, acute medicine lead
  • Dr Colin Sinclaire, ambulatory care lead
  • Dr Sanjay Mutgi, Consultant

Key staff - AMU

  • Dr Vidhu Nayyar, Consultant
  • Dr Mohammed Al-Khaddour, Consultant


Epsom Hospital: AMU (Chuter Ede) fourth floor, block F (Wells Wing).

St Helier Hospital: AMU (A1), first floor, A block.

Contact details

St Helier Hospital

Tel: 020 8296 3610

Epsom Hospital

Tel: 01372 73 5482


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