Acute Medicine Unit (AMU)
Construction work has started on our new £15million Acute Medicine Unit (AMU).
Our Acute Medicine Unit is essential to reduce overcrowding in the Emergency Department. The current AMU has 26 assessment spaces for patients, whereas the new facility will see this increase to 52 assessment spaces. The new unit will ensure that patients receive timely, high quality care, in the right place.
The exciting project will see the hospital receive a modern and fit-for-purpose AMU which will be split over two levels. This will allow for patients with different levels of care to be treated in the most appropriate setting.
Kier (the appointed contractors) are onsite and we anticipate the building works will last for 12 months.
Due to the construction works taking place for the new AMU, there will be temporary changes regarding access to the Outpatients Department on Level 2. New signage is in place to help direct patients and staff, and volunteer Wayfinders will be on hand to assist with directions. Patient letters have been adjusted to reflect the changes.
Attached photo, left to right – Ed Wilson (Contracts Manager, Kier), John Harrison (Chief Operating Officer at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) and Paul Purser (Senior Project Manager, Kier), were joined at the groundbreaking ceremony by staff from the hospital.