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Services provided by the department

  • The MAU supports the management of GP medical activity sent to St Peter's Hospital.
  • The unit provides a triage and fast-track assessment for all Adult Medical referrals, according to specific pathways, thereby easing A&E pressures.
  • The aim is to provide a better experience for patients and help GPs access urgent medical assessment for appropriate patients, avoiding unnecessary admission by offering other treatment/pathway options, including clinical advice. (Currently only 49% of Adult GP referrals to our A&E result in an admission).
  • Our approach is based on best practice from other A&E departments which has been shown to be effective.


The Medical Assessment Unit is open:

  • For all (haemo-dynamically-stable) GP adult medical referrals.
  • 24/7 - Mon to Sun inclusive.


Our Clinical Team

The consulting team in the department are:

Dr Jacqueline INCE

Dr Jonathan M ROBIN



Patient Information

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Pneumonia: A Guide for Patients

Anybody can get pneumonia, including young fit adults. There are other factors that may make people more prone to it. These include:

  • Long-standing respiratory conditions
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse
  • Increasing age
  • Other medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer and stroke
  • AIDS ... read more


Medical Assessment Unit