Accident and Emergency Dept (A&E)

Accident and Emergency (A&E) or Emergency Department (ED) as it is also known provides 24hr emergency care and treatment for all illnesses and injuries. There is a specific paediatric service, and daytime minor injuries and dressings clinics available.

Adult Medicine
The general medical care of adults and older people.

The medical study of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels.

The field of medicine that deals with type I diabetes (juvenile onset) or type II diabetes (adult onset). Individuals with either condition are considered to be diabetic.

The field of medicine that specialises in the treatment of skin disorders.

Emergency services and critical care

Urgent and emergency care is the range of healthcare services available to people who need medical advice, diagnosis and/or treatment quickly and unexpectedly.

The diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the stomach, intestines, and associated organs.

Intensive Care Unit (ITU)
A hospital facility for provision of intensive nursing and medical care of critically ill patients.

Medical Assessment and Admissions Unit (MAAU)

MAAU provides an observation and medical treatment service for up to 48hrs after admission, either directly from the GP or via AandE. During this time, a decision will be made to discharge or admit to an appropriate ward.

The branch of medicine which treats conditions of the nervous system.

Respiratory medicine

A department which is responsible for the administration of diagnostic lung function tests and of procedures to restore optimum respiratory health.


A branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other associated conditions.