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Accident & Emergency Department
Introduction

The Emergency & Minor Accident Unit (EMAU) is part of the Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) situated in Kendal. The Team is supported by seven Nurse Practitioners, two Practitioner Assistants, four Staff Grade doctors, a Consultant and the local Primary Care Out of Hours Service.

Accident and Emergency Department front

EMAU see around 21,000 patients a year and serves a population catchment of approximately 100,000 people. Tourism accounts for an estimated 7 million visitor nights per annum reflected by a significant increase in EMAU activity throughout the summer months.

Patients attend EMAU through self referral, GP referral, other sources of primary care & 999. Cumbria Ambulance Service is guided by protocol with regard to what type of cases to bring to the unit. WGH has no intensive care facility and limited. paediatric facilities, hence, certain cases are diverted straight to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.




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