Emergency Assessment Unit

The emergency assessment units are used for patients who have recently been admitted to hospital. The units allow patients to receive dedicated assessment and care so that further steps for their care can be planned.

Most patients stay in the assessment units for less than 72 hours, before being discharged or moved to a ward for further care if required.

Lincoln – Medical Emergency Assessment Unit

The Medical Emergency Assessment Unit (MEAU) is a 32 bedded unit which assesses emergency medical admissions. The unit takes referrals from A&E, GPs, out of hours and clinics. Following assessments patients are transferred to an appropriate ward for continuation of care or discharged home.

Open visiting times respecting protected meal times 12pm-1pm and 5pm-6pm.

Contact: 01522 573157

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Lincoln – Medical Emergency Short Stay

Medical Emergency Short Stay (MESS) is a 19 bedded unit linked to MEAU. MESS is a short stay facility for patients requiring overnight observations, awaiting test results or require treatment up to 72 hours and then discharged home.

Visiting times are 2pm-9pm respecting protected meal times between 5pm-6pm.

Contact: 01522 573157

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Pilgrim – Acute Medical Unit

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston is a 24 bedded unit that takes direct admissions from A&E, GP’s and outpatient clinics.

We have senior clinicians and nurses on site to promptly meet acute medical care needs. We stabilise patients so that they may be moved to specialist wards to receive further specialised treatments or discharge home and with outpatient follow up where appropriate.

Our dedicated team of consultants, nurses, assistant practitioners and healthcare support workers are on hand to ensure a timely, holistic multidisciplinary approach to our patient’s needs. The majority of our nurses and healthcare support workers are trained in nurse led interventions such as ECG’s, cannulation and bloods to ensure care needs are met as quickly as possible.

Our aim is to have patients on our unit for no longer than 72 hours. After 72 hours we aim to refer them on to specialist wards or discharge home if medically fit for discharge.

We also work closely with the community in reach team, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a variety of specialist nurses, such as diabetic and respiratory specialist nurses.

Bernice Holt is the sister on AMU, supported by deputy sister Tina Schofield, deputy sister Sarah Alexander, deputy sister Claire Best, deputy charge nurse Keene Howland, deputy sister Sarah-Jane Smith, deputy sister and clinical educator for the area Jenny Harrison.

Michael Brunton is the matron for the unit. Our experienced medical consultants are Dr Paczko, Dr Falayajo, Dr Zafeiris and Dr Abdelgabar

We have a large, friendly team of staff nurses, healthcare support workers, ward clerks and housekeeping staff.

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Grantham – Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU)

EAU is a 24 bedded unit that has the ability to escalate to 28 beds should need arise. We cater for medical and orthopaedic patients who are admitted from a number of areas such as Accident and Emergency, Ambulatory Care Unit, GPs, specialist nurses and outpatient clinics.

We have senior advice on site to allow rapid decision making and early commencement of treatment. The nurses have adapted their skills to allow immediate intervention and taking blood and cannulation are just two of the extended skills that assist with this. This all ensure patients are in the right place at the right time starting treatment as quickly as possible.

The ward sister on the EAU is Lucy Blakey, supported by deputy sisters Tina White, Louise Lai, Isobel Smith and Claire Davies.

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