In the current organisation there are two consultants in
cardiology, respiratory medicine, diabetes and endocrinology,
gastroenterology, dermatology and clinical haematology. There are
four consultants in care of the elderly and single-handed
consultants in rheumatology and in palliative care. Clinics in
nephrology and neurology are undertaken by visiting
Acute medicine is an integral part of Trafford General Hospital.
The team includes; Dr Ajith George, consultant in diabetes and
acute medicine; Dr Ibrahim, a staff grade doctor; and a resident
There are 11 consultant physicians on the rota and ward rounds
are undertaken twice daily. All patients are seen by a consultant
within 12 hours of admission. The acute service is supported by
state of the art CT Scanner, MRI and ultrasound scanning service
and an on-call endoscopy service.
The on-call team includes a consultant physician medical
registrar (ST3 or higher) a resident medical officer (F2 or ST1/2)
and an F1 doctor. The medical team is supported by a social worker,
and a full time physiotherapy and occupational therapy team.
The acute medical unit is based on the medical assessment unit,
a 38 bedded ward with facilities for cardiac monitoring. There is a
team of highly qualified and experienced/skilled nurses.
The services offered are:
- Seeing medical patients referred by general practitioner or
accident and emergency department
- Urgent investigations
- An acute medical clinic runs on MAU on Thursday afternoons