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Acute Medical Unit West

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Acute Medical Unit - West

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

Who the unit is for

Female 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 West, provides assessment and medical care for female patients including:

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

The Acute Medical Unit West 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:
Patti Sibanda 

Telephone number:

Visiting Times:

Open from 11am to 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:

  • A maximum of two visitors per patient are welcome.

  • Children aged 12 years and over may visit.

  • 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: 12noon
Supper: 6pm



Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:55

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

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