The Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) is a 55 bedded unit, located within the Hope Building and functions to provide short stay care for to 72 hours to allow for early assessment and treatment to adult patients, who are referred by their GP or by the Accident and Emergency department.
The ward area is designed to accommodate unwell medical patients whose illness requires a multidisciplinary approach and physiological observations to detect deterioration whilst their illness is being diagnosed or treated. EAU has 9 cardiac monitors available to help with observation.
The majority of the patients are who are admitted to EAU are those with an acute medical problem but the ward is also used by the A&E team & specialist teams to admit patients who need a period of observation or assessment.
The service is led and supported by an experienced and dedicated team of consultants, doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Therapists and Pharmacists to provide high quality patient outcome and a positive patient experience
We are dedicated to consistently improving the delivery of Acute Medicine services for our population examples of this include close collaborative working with our emergency department and the creation and provision of our Virtual Ward using Salford’s advanced and well-developed Electronic Patient Record that enables us to effectively and safely manage patients outside the hospital setting.
EAU provides short stay care for to 72 hours to allow for early assessment and treatment to adult patients, who are referred by their GP or by the Accident and Emergency department.
In addition, EAU has the following areas embedded into the unit:
Acute Frailty Zone - designed for frail elderly patients led by Ageing and Complex Care Consultants, supported by therapists, and a pharmacist.
The Ambulatory Care Unit - Provides same day assessment, diagnosis and treatment for ambulatory patients. Patients can be treated for many common conditions including DVT, cellulitis, anaemia, chest infections and headaches.