Our emergency services provision consists of five areas:

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and Enhanced Care Unit
  • Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC)
  • Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
  • Children and Young People’s Emergency Department (CYP ED)

Our Emergency Department (ED) or Accident and Emergency (A&E) service provides ready access to high-quality nursing and doctor care to patients.

Our Children and Young People’s Emergency Department provides access to high levels of clinical care to all children and young people up to 18 years.

Our Acute Medical Unit (AMU) comprises a 36-bed unit located on the first floor of the tower at University College Hospital (UCH). Its primary role is to provide rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation, observation and early treatment of patients from the ED and GPs irrespective of their underlying diagnosis. It is co-located with an 18-bed Enhanced Care Unit (ECU) which provides care for patients who may need cardiac monitoring, respiratory support or continuous drugs but who are not suitable for intensive care.

Our Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) is located on Ground Floor of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing (EGA) at UCH. Its role is to ensure provision of a high quality day service to assess and manage adult medical conditions and providing same day access to urgent assessment and treatment, avoiding the need for admission to hospital.

Our Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is also located on Ground Floor of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing (EGA) at UCH. CDU is part of the Emergency Department and is a short stay admissions area.