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Acute Medical Unit East

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Acute Medical Unit - East

Level C, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Who the Unit is for

Patients who need acute medical care. Patients may be referred by their GP, community services or the Accident and Emergency department (A&E).

About the Unit

The Acute Medical Unit East, provides assessment and medical care including:

  • nurse-led patient assessment
  • tests and investigations
  • immediate treatment for medical conditions
  • planning for further treatment and care

The Acute Medical Unit East is not a hospital ward. Patients are not expected to stay for longer than 24-48 hours.

Following assessment and any immediate treatment, patients may be admitted onto a hospital ward or they may be discharged home where appropriate. We work closely with community health and social care services to support the patient's discharge home


Team Leader:
Marnie Drye

Telephone number:
01268 524900 ext 4630

Visiting Times:

Open from 11am- 7pm with a quiet time between 5pm - 6.30pm. The quiet time does not mean relatives and friends cannot visit, just that consideration needs to be given to activity and clinical interventions during this time.

Information for visitors:

    • Visitors are asked to bring in any medication that the patient may be taking (in the original container where possible), a small amount of money and toiletries.
    • Flowers are not permitted.
    • Due to the high number of patients moving through the Unit, relatives will not be contacted¬†before the patient¬†is transferred to a ward. Please call before visiting if¬†you wish to check¬†whether your relative is still in the Acute Medical Unit.

Meal Times: 

Breakfast: 8am
Lunch: 11.45am
Supper: 5.45pm


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:10

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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