By: The Wellington Team | Published: September 2, 2013
The summer can be a quieter time of year for some business and companies as many people take the opportunity to go away on their holidays. However, although this may be a slower period for some, The Wellington Hospital remains as busy as ever with all units and services available to patients and staff, as normal.
When you feel like your acute condition requires medical help immediately, our 24/7 consultant led Acute Admissions Unit (AAU) is there to offer first class acute medical care to you. The unit is run via a rota of physicians, surgeons with specialist nurses ensuring that there is always an expert and skilled team available to support patient admissions; even throughout the holiday season.
Acute medical care can be needed at any time and you can rest assured that The Wellington Hospital team are available to cater to a wide range of acute admissions. The AAU is part of the mechanics of the hospital and receives support from many other departments within the hospital. Cardiac care, Neurosurgery and Urology are just a few of the departments who work with the AAU team to provide you with immediate support. Our fast track service means that at a time of urgency, our team are all available to accept medical or surgical admissions.
What types of conditions are seen at The Wellington Hospital AAU?
- Respiratory conditions including pneumonia and COPD
- Cardiac conditions including left ventricular failure and unstable angina
- Abdominal conditions including gastroenteritis, constipation and jaundice
- Neurological conditions including non-thrombolysis stroke, acute confusion, worsening dementia and seizures
- Gynaecological conditions such as retained products of conception and pelvic pain
- Urological conditions including pyelonephritis, stone and acute urine retention
- Surgical conditions including acute biliary problems, acute appendicitis and intestinal obstruction
- Other general medical problems such as DVT, pulmonary embolism and worsening diabetes.
If your condition can not be facilitated at The Wellington Hospital, we will advise your GP upon contacting our Unit and refer you to an NHS A&E department.
Since the Unit opened back in February 2012 some of our patients and consultants have talked about their experiences at the unit. Click the links below to read their stories
- Julia’s experience after falling down the stairs
- Mr Colin Elton talks about an 18 year old patient with 24hr stomach pain around the navel
How can I access the AAU services?
As a private facility, you must be referred to the Unit by your GP, who will have access to a dedicated clinical phone line which is staffed 24/7.
We can provide information for local and private GPs who can support you through your illness. The GP who refers you to our services will be kept fully informed of your treatments and progression.
Who will treat me if I am admitted?
The service is consultant led, whereby the unit operates a rota for each specialist area to ensure a consultant specialist is available to treat your specific medical needs. The consultants are supported by a team of on-call resident medical officers, intensive care specialists and dedicated nursing teams ensuring a full service is always available whatever time of day you need medical care.
You can relax in the knowledge that when time is critical, The Wellington Hospital AAU is here to support you and your family, throughout the year; whatever the time, whatever the holiday season.