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Medical Emergency Assessment Unit


Medical Emergency Assessment Unit (MEAU), Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Llandough CF64 2XX


Rachael Maiden / Julia Evans Telephone: 029 20 715041

University Contact: 

Clinical Teacher Contact:

Ms Anwen Davies

Position:Cardiff UHB Practice Facilitator
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20 71 5595Extension: 5595

alternative contact details: 

Email:  Telephone: 029 20 715595


Emergency Medicine


Patients 16+

Key Learning Opportunities: 

You have been allocated a mentor prior to the commencement of your placement. Your mentor will help co-ordinate your experience during your time with us. All mentors have been prepared for their role and will be familiar with your training requirements. If you are unhappy with your mentor or any other aspect regarding this placement, please speak to the lead mentor SISTER RACHAEL MAIDEN

The following opportunities may be available to you during your placement:

  • Care of newly diagnosed conditions e.g. COPD, Diabetes, heart disease, terminal illnesses, disease of the endocrine, detoxification of alcohol dependent and drug overdoses ETC.
  • There may be also opportunities to insert and remove urinary catheters, preparation and administration of medicines under supervision of your mentor
  • Participation in organising the safe transfer of a patient to another ward or hospital following relevant guidelines
  • Participation in organising the patients safe discharge home from hospital
  • Referral to Medical Social Workers, Occupational therapist and other members of the Multidisciplinary team.

Other places of interest 

  • Gwenwyn (poisons ward)
  • Cystic Fibrosis unit (CF)
  • Enhanced Care Unit (ECU)

Preparation for Practice:

  • Welcome pre-placement visit.
  • Be on time for your shift.
  • To make the most of the Educational Opportunities the unit has to offer.
  • Inform the unit as soon as possible if you are sick and give a date for your return.
  • Report for duty clean and tidy with minimum jewellery and long hair should be tied back.
  • Wear an identification badge at all times
  • Share you experiences and knowledge so that we can also learn from you.
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of confidentiality within the patient / nurse relationship, and within the Multi – disciplinary team. This includes the use work related information on all social network sites.
  • Pre-reading of literature on acute medical conditions.


Your off duty must be negotiated with your mentor or co- mentor, 40% of your off duty must be with your mentors.) It is your responsibility to be flexible, working as many shifts as possible alongside your mentor, thus making the most of your placement. To enable you to gain insight into different aspects of holistic patient care you should try and work a variety of our shifts

  • 0700 -1930   DAY
  • 10:30 -2300  MID
  • 1330-0200    TWILIGHT
  • 1900-0730    NIGHT

Dress Code: 

Uniform - should be clean and tidy.  Hair tied back appropriately and minimal jewellery (wedding band etc)

Last Updated:

5th June 2013

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