About us: Redesigning Emergency Care

46-bed state-of-the-art Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

Hillingdon Hospital now has a £12.3 million Nightingale Centre housing a new Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and Endoscopy Unit at Hillingdon Hospital.

This was the second largest successful bid awarded to London Trusts, as part of a wider £330 million allocation for England. The aim of the project is to redesign emergency care pathways to reflect best practice for increasing primary care and reducing admission and length of stay in hospital. Alongside this, we developed an Urgent Care Centre offering quick treatment to patients who do not need the full A&E service.

The redevelopment sees improvements made to the hospital’s A&E department, paediatric emergency department, acute medical admissions unit and endoscopy unit. The design of the building and changes in the clinical pathways were developed in conjunction with patient groups, the clinical staff and local GP’s. Dr Richard Grocott-Mason, the Trust’s Joint Medical Director, says: “The guiding principle behind our plans is to ensure that patients can access the right service at the right time.

An ambulance

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is regulated by CQC to provide care at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital

Full CQC report for Hillingdon Hospital

Full CQC report for Mount Vernon Hospital