The Acute Medical Unit

Every patient we see in the Acute Medical Unit is a unique individual with complex needs. Patients come to our 56-bed short stay ward at UCH after being referred to us by either the Accident and Emergency Department or their GP. They usually spend a few days with us while they receive rapid assessment, before being discharged or moved to another hospital department.

Being admitted to hospital can be a worrying experience for patients and we are keen to do anything we can to make it less stressful for them and for their friends and relatives.

Our vision is to create a unit where patients can receive the high-quality care they need in a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment. That’s why we have a special Fund that aims to provide added extras, such as technology that gives patients more freedom to move around.

  • Provide some extra items for our quiet room, including bookcases, some nice pictures and a built-in music system
  • Buy some artwork for the reception area and quiet room
  • Remodel the reception area to make it more welcoming for patients and visitors
  • Increase the coverage of our WiFi system, so that patients who need to have their vital signs constantly monitored can move around the unit instead of having to stay near their bed
  • Buy some specialist items, such as books and games, for patients with learning disabilities and conditions such as dementia.

To donate to this fund please send cheques to the main charity address, made payable to “UCLH Charity (0096)” – thank you!