Medical Assessment Units – MAUs

Source : Commonwealth “Taking the Pressure off Public Hospitals (Emergency Departments) – NSW Health Implementation Plan.” This new model of care will stream appropriate patients, (directly from the community and from emergency departments) to the MAU to facilitate front loaded care and appropriate referral to community support to reduce emergency department length of stay, and inpatient length of stay for these groups of patients…. to support management of chronic, complex medical patients by senior physicians … Increase number of Medical Assessment Units within NSW will provide the opportunity for appropriate chronic, complex medical patients to be provided an alternative to the Emergency Department setting for assessment and initiation of treatment. This will allow raid, multidisciplinary, intensive assessment of these patients… New MAU facilities are planned to be established at:

• Tweed Hospital
• Lismore Hospital
• Coffs Harbour Hospital
• Calvary Mater Hospital
• Orange Hospital
• Mona Vale Hospital
• Sydney Children’s Hospital
Existing Medical Assessment Units will be enhanced at:
• St George Hospital
• Liverpool Hospital
• Nepean Hospital
• Royal North Shore
• Prince of Wales Hospital
• Sutherland Hospital
• Children’s Hospital Westmead”

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