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Closure of emergency department at location VUmc

Amsterdam UMC is concentrating most of its emergency care at location AMC. The closure of the emergency department at location VUmc is part of this and the same applies to the establishment of the Specialist Emergency Unit that will replace it. By dividing up emergency care in this way, better and more efficient care can be provided, with sufficient specialist personnel, according to Amsterdam UMC. Patients will soon go directly to the location offering the best help for their specialist needs. Of course, all patients will first call their GP or 112. They will then be referred to the appropriate unit. 

Exception: Cardiac emergencies  

Emergency cardiology care will remain unchanged. This means that emergency cardiology care will be available at both location UMC and location VUmc.

Specialisms at location VUmc

The Specialist Emergency Unit at location VUmc will take patients in the specialisms haematology, oncology, oncological surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, gastroenterology and hepatology, pulmonary diseases, pulmonary surgery, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, oral medicine, maxillofacial surgery, neurology, plastic surgery, oncological neurosurgery and pain management. The specialism gynaecological oncology will handle patients in its own department.

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