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Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) (formally Ansty) specialises in the rapid assessment of medical, surgical and orthopaedic patients admitted under the care of the consultants in these areas.

The unit provides 24 hour emergency assessment cover and comprises an ambulatory care area, TLOC clinic, a nurse-led deep vein thrombosis/cellulitis clinic and an acute medical clinic, all of which provide assessment, treatment and investigations for patients not requiring admission.

There are also acute assessment and short-stay areas.

Ward information

  • Dayroom with television.
  • Mobile phones are permitted for incapacitated patients at the bed side; otherwise patients are encouraged to use their mobile phones outside and away from monitoring equipment.



Matron: Geoffrey Walker

Sisters: Hayley Bonner & Emma Ringrose

Acute Physicians: Dr Hannah Smith, Dr Beejal Patel, Dr Craig Prescott & Dr Robin O'Gorman


Discharge home information

Patients are advised on the consultant ward round of future plans or investigations. An immediate discharge summary is given to patients on discharge as written confirmation of all details. Prior to discharge, a member of the team will check and explain all medications to be taken with the patient.

Contact details

Tel: 01202 448480

Visiting information

Visiting: 12.30pm-7pm

Please do not visit if you have had any diarrhoea or sickness in the last 72 hours, or have cough/cold symptoms.

How to find us

Ansty unit is on the ground floor of the main hospital.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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