Acute Assessment Unit (AAU)
The AAU deals with minor illness, ambulatory care as well as providing a dedicated pathway and space for patients with frailty. It provides an opportunity for the whole system to work together and allows a multi-disciplinary team approach which, ultimately, benefits our patients and their experience of urgent care. Professionals working in the unit include GPs, therapists, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, administration and management.
The unit aims to help relieve pressure on the nearby Emergency Department and offer treatment and care which provides an alternative to hospital admission for appropriate patients.