Acute Surgical Unit (ASU) Clinic

The ASU clinic is intended for the follow-up of emergency general surgical patients managed by our unit. This is specifically a follow-up clinic. All new patient referrals should come to our General Surgical Outpatients Clinic.

An appointment for your follow-up should have been made for you at the time of discharge from hospital. You will be contacted regarding your appointment time by mail. If you have not been contacted or are unsure about your appointments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ASU Clinic Timetable: 

Face-to-face: Clinic 117 Weekly – Thursdays – 09:00 – 12:00hrs
Telemedicine: Thursdays: 13:00 – 15:00hrs



Dr Valerie Malka is the Director of the Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Unit at Liverpool Hospital. She was the previous Director of Trauma Services at Westmead Hospital for over a decade. She is an EMST Director and DSTC Instructor with a great passion for trauma and acute care surgery. With special interests in education and quality assurance she has worked extensively in patient safety and the maintenance of ethics in healthcare. Valerie has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Rescue Committee and holds a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance from Geneva University and a Master’s Degree in International Public Health with a major in Humanitarian Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and works freelance writing medical, health and wellbeing articles.