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The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is the first point of entry for patients referred to hospital as emergencies by their GP and those requiring admission from the Emergency Department.
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 two to three days may stay on the AMU under the care of an acute physician.
The AMU at James Cook Hospital is based on Ward 37.
Contact ward 37 (Acute Medical Unit) on 01642 854537.