This page was last updated: December 21st, 2021
We are a dedicated core team of nurses, medics, physios, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians and pharmacists who will provide a holistic assessment on admission to Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.
After initial assessment and treatment you will be discharged home or on to another specialist for ongoing care and treatment.
We are a busy ward taking patients from the emergency department 24 hours a day and so patients have a short stay on our unit.
There is always a nurse in charge on shift and so please feel free to ask to talk to them for any concerns.
This is a mixed sex eight trolleyed assessment area. Patients come from GPs, ED, Same day Emergency Care or outpatient clinics.
Patients are assessed by the acute medical team and then discharged or referred to specialists for continuing treatment.
We aim to transfer patients out within 4 hours.
The main area of the ward has 32 beds. Patients receive treatment before discharge or transfer to the next ward. Our average stay is less than 48 hours.
This area is for our 75s who will be cared for by our Older People services. The team includes consultants, nurses, physios, dieticians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists.
Patients will be discharged or transferred to another ward or hospital within 72 hours.
Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.
No flowers please.
We are open to relatives staying overnight if required for patient’s best interest.
We work closely with relatives and are happy to discuss treatment plans, with a nominated next of kin, with patient consent. This should always be done face to face and information given over the phone will not include diagnosis.
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is located on the first floor of Trelawny Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro. If you enter from the Trelawny main entrance (near the café and WH Smiths shop) AMU is the last ward on your right-hand side, opposite the Coronary Care Unit, just before the stairs that go down to Lloyds Pharmacy.
Find out more about coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital