EAUS (Emergency Assessment Unit for Surgery)
EAUS (Emergency Assessment Unit for Surgery) compromises of two areas: Surgical SDEC and Easton ward.
The unit covers 10 different specialties: General Surgery, Vascular, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastics, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Oromaxillo-facial, Ophthalmology, Thoracics and Dermatology.
Meet the team
Clinical Lead – Luke Evans
Ward Sister – Rebecca Fish
Matron – Louise Lang
Contact details: 01603 286414
Surgical SDEC (Same day emergency care)
Surgical same day emergency care is an emergency ambulatory clinic, covering nine specialities. The unit receives referrals from GPs, A&E and Clinic areas. This is a sit and wait service.
The clinic runs 24/7 and offers an ultrasound clinic twice a week (Monday and Friday).
When you arrive you will be seen by a member of the nursing team, you will have your observations taken, and it may be required that you have blood samples taken. Blood results normally take approximately an hour to be reported.
We swab all of our patients for MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and, if it is decided you are to be admitted, we shall Swab you for Covid.
You will be seen by a junior doctor and then by a senior decision maker (Registrar or Consultant).
The unit covers different specialties so patients in the waiting room will be waiting to see different teams, please bear this in mind when waiting.
The chart below shows you the journey you might expect to take.
EAUS accepts referrals for emergency surgical patients from GPs, A&E, out-patient clinics and other hospitals, for several surgical specialties including General Surgery, Vascular, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastics, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Oromaxillo-facial, Opthamology, Thoracics and Dermatology.
For those patients that are ambulatory, you would attend SDEC. And for patients we feel need admitting immediately will be admitted to Easton Ward
For more on Easton Ward, visit its ward page here.