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St. Mary's Hospital

Major Makeover for Hospital Unit Unveiled - St. Mary’s Hospital has unveiled its brand new extended Medical Assessment Unit (MAU).

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The new unit will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and is staffed by a team of senior medical and nursing staff dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care.  It has 24 patient beds. Known as an ambulatory care area, it can see up to six walk-in patients at a time. 

Commenting on the new unit, Jessy Gulati, Medical Assessment Unit Sister, said: “We are all very excited about the opportunity provided by the new Medical Assessment Unit, to both staff and patients. The bright, new unit looks fantastic and will give us a chance to showcase our passion to constantly innovate and improve the delivery of patient care. At the core of the Trust ‘s principles is the desire to provide quality patient care to everyone, every time and the new unit will help provide a major improvement in service delivery by giving our already excellent nurses the right tools and environment to work in.” 

The Medical Assessment Unit relocated to Appley Ward last August and work started to completely reconfigure and fully refurbish the existing accommodation, as well as expand the space by building two extensions.  Robert Graham, Capital Planning and Development Manager, is pleased with the outcome: “The former unit which was often described as ‘rather tired looking’ has been completely transformed and we now have a unit which is bright, modern and spacious creating a much nicer environment for patients, visitors and for staff. The layout has been carefully designed to make best use of the space available. Ward accommodation has been created to afford more privacy to patients and reduce noise. Overall, it is a fantastic facility that has been designed with the needs of patients and staff at the very forefront.” 

The new Medical Assessment Unit is located on Level A (Ground Floor), St. Mary’s Hospital.