Acute Medical Unit (AMU) - For Clinicians
General Practitioners should phone the GP Support Team (GPST) on 01172449283 to refer acutely unwell medical patients to the Acute Medicine Unit (AMU).
The GPST will record the clinical details and advise you of where to send the patient.
This will be Gate 31b, Gate 31a (Ambulatory Emergency Care), Level 0, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital or in certain circumstances to the Emergency Department, Level 0, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital.
If you wish to speak to the on call medical Consultant please phone the hospital switchboard on 0117 9505050 and ask to be connected to them.
All acutely unwell medical patients can be referred to the Acute Medicine service. Referral letters should be faxed to the Acute Medical Unit.
There are specific community pathways for patients with suspected DVT accessed via GP Care.