Coming soon – Live stream of our Acute Medical Unit opening ceremony!

artist impression of new AMU build

Published: 28 November 2022

Over the last two years, we have been undertaking an exciting £15m project to deliver a brand new, state-of-the-art Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at Torbay Hospital.

What is the Acute Medical Unit (AMU)?

Our AMU is split over two levels and will see a wide variety of patients who require varying levels of care. It has 36 assessment spaces and will allow patients to receive timely, high quality care, in the right place. Referrals will be taken from both our Emergency Department as well as directly from the community and other specialties.

The unit’s new location is of particular significance as it will be located alongside our Emergency Department. Having these two units located side-by-side will improve the flow of patients across the two departments allowing for more timely patient reviews and an overall enhanced patient experience.

We are now fast approaching a significant milestone with our celebratory opening ceremony being held on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

While we would love to have large numbers attending our official opening ceremony, we are unfortunately restricted with how many people we are able to invite due to guidance from our Infection Prevention and Control department.

Live stream

We want as many people as possible to be a part of our opening celebrations. We have therefore arranged for a live stream of the opening ceremony speeches and plaque unveiling that is due to start at approximately 2.30pm on Tuesday 29 November.

You can start the live stream from 2.25pm and the speeches will start as close to 2.30pm as possible!

We do hope you will be able to join us to help celebrate this exciting milestone.

The opening ceremony speeches and plaque unveiling will be broadcast live via Microsoft Teams. Join the Acute Medical Unit opening ceremony.

Click on the Acute Medical Unit opening ceremony to join the meeting. This will open a Microsoft Teams webpage.

There will be three options listed on this page: ‘Get the Teams app’, ‘Watch on the web instead’, and ‘Already have the Teams app? Launch it now’ and this will launch the ap and join you into the meeting.

If you do not have the Teams app, click ‘Watch on the web instead’. A new webpage will then open with 2 options on this page (sign in or join anonymously). Click on your preferred option to join the meeting.

Troubleshooting

There is no download required to run Teams in your web browser (if you’re unsure what a web is: it is a software application used for accessing information on the internet). The browser must be configured to allow third-party cookies.

Web browsers that will work with Teams:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome

Web browsers that are not supported:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Firefox

You can try joining the meeting at any time before the actual event to check that it works on your device. You will see a message saying ‘The live event hasn’t started yet’. Use the same link for joining at 2.30pm on Tuesday 29 November.


If you have any queries regarding these news items, please contact the Communications Team.

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