Acute medical unit

You'll come to the acute medical unit (AMU) if your GP has referred you to hospital as an emergency, or if you have been in the emergency department and need to be admitted.

AMU is on C level, in the North Wing of Southampton General Hospital. We have 53 beds, 11 of which are in side rooms. Our unit is divided into three areas: AMU1 (green area), AMU2 (purple area) and AMU3 (pink area). We have an open plan layout which helps us to closely monitor you if we need to. We also have a high observation area (HOBs) for patients which require more intensive care.

Same day emergency care (SDEC) is next to AMU. This has eight beds, which we use to assess, observe and treat you if you don't need to stay in hospital overnight. Our outpatient deep vein thrombosis and cellulitis services are run from here.

We have a therapy team made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants who may work with you while you're in AMU. Find out more about what they do here.

Meet the team


  • Dr Beata Brown 
  • Dr Ben Chadwick
  • Dr Jas Dulay
  • Dr Jas Bhullar
  • Dr Seb Ellis
  • Dr Mo Choudhury
  • Dr Gordon Morrison
  • Dr Guhavarma Viswesvaraiah