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Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

At the Same Day Emergency Care Unit, we look after patients who have been referred by their GP as an emergency, but who can be treated safely and effectively that same day without needing to be admitted to hospital.

The brand new unit which opened in August 2021, is specially designed for rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute medical conditions.

Our patients will be seen by specialist clinicians outside of the emergency department, which means we can see and treat people quicker, and they can go home the same day, even if they may need to come back for further treatment on another day.

The new unit operates separately from the emergency department and ensures that patients who have already been diagnosed by their GP or via NHS 111 will be fast-tracked to the right specialist at the very beginning of their visit to hospital. 

Watch a virtual tour of the new, state of the art unit below.