Ambulatory Care provides same day care for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment with the aim of getting patients home safely on the same day.
Ambulatory Care is focussed on providing the right care for our patients, in the right place and they treat:
- Patients needing emergency care who are referred by their GP
- Patients redirected from our emergency department
- Patients who have been in hospital, providing support to go home in a safe and timely manner
Once assessed patients will be made aware of a likely discharge time and will be asked to make their own travel arrangements. Where this is not possible, the team can assist in making necessary arrangements.
Following discharge home, a discharge summary is sent to the patient’s GP, giving details of investigations and treatment on the unit, with details of medication on discharge, and any recommendations for aftercare.