Our Wards - Whiston Hospital - Ward 1B and 1C - Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) comprises of a 52-bed area with stabilization and monitoring cubicles. There is a dedicated Assessment Area for GP referrals with triage and reception area including consultation rooms for clinical assessments and ward reviews.
The unit houses an embedded Same Day Emergency Care area within the AMU running a process ambulatory care. 8 beds are equipped to provide Enhanced Care on 1C (Level 1 care) on the unit with enhanced monitoring and staffing.
- Contact Details
Matron - Ste Riley
Ward Manager 1B - Carly Atkinson
Ward Manager 1C - Sarah Grundy
The Acute Medical Unit comprises of wards 1C and 1B including GP Assessment Unit (GPAU) and is located on First floor – Yellow zone in the hospital
Ward 1B telephone: 0151 430 1752
Ward 1C telephone: 0151 430 1638
- Visiting Hours
Visiting Restrictions Remain In Place Across Our Hospitals
From 19 July 2021:
Visiting remains suspended at our hospitals including in A&E with the following exceptions:
- Patients receiving end of life care
- A parent / responsible adult visiting a child
- Carer supporting a patient with mental health issue such as dementia, learning disabilities or specific rehabilitation needs
- Maternity - one birth partner permitted to attend appointments, throughout labour and limited post-natal visiting
Any visiting must be agreed with the nurse / midwife in charge of the ward / department BEFORE coming to the hospital.
No other visitors are permitted to visit any other ward / department at any time.
Thank you for your co-operation at this time.
- Personal Belongings
Patients are encouraged to bring in their own clothing and nightwear.
We advise that valuables are not to be brought in unless essential. Please make staff aware on admission if you have an valuables on your personal.
- Meals and Drinks
The ward assistant will provide hot drinks at mealtimes (08:00, 12:00 and 17:00) as well as mid-morning, mid-afternoon and pre bed.
These are protected meals time across the unit.
- Special Diets
If you are on a special diet or therapeutic diet, the ward staff will contact our hospital dietician to arrange this for you. The dietician will also be available Monday-Friday to provide specialist information regarding your diet.
- Discharge from the Ward
If you require medications to take home with you, these will be given to you by the ward staff before you leave. Please don't leave without them. It can take a few hours for the Hospital Pharmacy to prepare your medications, so bear this in mind when you arrange a time to leave.
You will be told if an appointment has already been made for you or whether it will follow on in the post.
Please try to arrange your own transport home from the Hospital. Hospital transport is only available for patients who cannot, as a result of their clinical condition, use other forms of transport
- Suggestions, Comments or Complaints
We aim to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible and strive to provide the highest quality of care. If you or your family have any suggestions or comments, please discuss them with the ward manager or nurse in charge, or you can discuss them (or any complaints) with the Patient Advice and Liaison Service.
Alternatively, please fill our comments and suggestions form available in our wards or download here and hand it to any staff member.