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. Patients will be seen by the AMU medical team within two hours and assessed 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.
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.
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.
St Helier Hospital
Tel: 020 8296 3610
Tel: 01372 73 5482