The unit's primary role is to provide rapid definitive
assessment, stabilisation, investigation and treatment for patients
admitted urgently or as an emergency from the Emergency
Department, and/or referred by their GP.
The LAMU admits patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Patients stay on the LAMU for up to 48 hours, during which time
a care management plan is initiated by a consultant acute
Following treatment on the LAMU, patients may be well enough to be
discharged back into the community; or if requiring further
inpatient specialist care, are admitted to the care of an
appropriate specialty team within GWH.
Both LAMU and the Kingfisher Ambulatory Care
Unit are supported by our Radiology and Cardiac
Physiology departments and Intermediate Care.
Great Western Hospital - Third Floor (please see Floor plans)
Receiving visitors is an important part of the recovery process,
and so they are welcome at any reasonable time.
We just ask that consideration is given so that all patients are
able to rest as much as they want.
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