The Emergency Services Division (ESD) consists of four areas:

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
  • Emergency Day Unit  
  • and Urgent Treatment Centre 

Our ED or Accident and Emergency (A&E) service provides ready access to high-quality nursing and doctor care to patients.

Our Acute Medical Unit (AMU) comprises a 54-bed unit located on Floor 1 of the tower at University College Hospital (UCH).  Its primary role is to provide rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation, observation and early treatment of patients from the ED and GPs irrespective of their underlying diagnosis. 

Our Emergency Day Unit (EDU) is located on Ground Floor of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing (EGA) at UCH. Its role is to ensure provision of a high quality day service to assess and manage adult medical conditions and providing same day access to urgent assessment and treatment, avoiding the need for admission to hospital.

Our Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is also located on Ground Floor of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing (EGA) at UCH. CDU is part of the Emergency Department and is a short stay admissions area.