Ann Radmore, chief executive of NHS South West London, officially opened St George’s Hospital’s Acute Medicine Unit on Thursday, 20thDecember.

The consultant-led unit provides patients with immediate access to the specialist emergency care they need and has been successful in reducing patients’ length-of-stay in hospital by more than 30 per cent over the last year.

Jane Evans, lead consultant for acute medicine, said: “We aim to provide a high-quality service to patients with acute medical problems and work hard to ensure that they are managed in the correct setting. Our team adopt a truly multi-disciplinary approach to all our patients which ensures they receive a holistic assessment and reduces waiting times for treatment and therapies.”

Ann received a tour of the unit and met with patients and staff.

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