Acute Medicine

The aim of Acute Medicine is to deliver a high quality, evidenced base, patient centered care for patients presenting with acute medical conditions whilst ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect within the clinical setting.
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The departments in Acute Medicine improves the efficiency in the admission process for unplanned patients by providing assessment, care and treatment for a designated period (usually 48 hours) prior to transfer to a medical ward or home where appropriate.

The Acute Medical Team provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient-centered care whilst closely working with other specialist teams based in both hospital and community settings.

Acute Medicine is split into two specific areas the Acute Medical Unit & Ambulatory Care Unit

Acute Medical Unit

The Acute Medicine Unit (AMU) at Manchester Royal Infirmary is a 55 bedded unit which includes 7 side rooms. The AMU primary role is to provide a rapid definitive assessment, investigations and treatments for patients admitted as an emergency by their GP or who require admission from the emergency department.

Ambulatory Care Unit

The Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment with the aim of getting patients home safely on the same day, without the need for an overnight stay or admission to hospital. The Unit is staffed by our team of Acute Physicians, with input being given by specialist teams.


by referral


Acute Medicine Unit
Phase 2, 2nd Floor,
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9WL


AMU Female – 0161 276 4710 AMU Male – 0161 276 5773
Fax – 0161 276 4307

Visiting Times

AMU is open to visitors between 09:00 am – 11:00 am, 14:00 pm – 17:00 pm and 18:30 pm – 20:00 pm each day. The ward operates a protected meal time between the hours of 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm and 17:00 pm – 18:00 pm. Only two visitors are permitted at the bedside at any one time.