Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory Care is a patient focused service where some conditions may be treated without the need for an overnight stay in hospital.  You will receive the same medical treatment you would previously have received as an inpatient.  The aim of this service is to provide you with the care required to treat your condition during scheduled ambulatory care opening hours.  You will be able to return home and if further treatment is required you will be asked to return to the unit to receive this.

What advantages does ambulatory care offer me?

The Ambulatory Care Unit provides a new way of ensuring that all our patients receive timely assessment.  You will have access to a range of staff which will include medical, nursing and pharmacy staff. Despite not being admitted as an inpatient you will still have access to the same calibre of medical and nursing care that you would experience on one of our wards. 

What can I expect?

On arrival you will have an intial assessment by a medical doctor. You may have a range of investigations and treatments arranged. The ultimate aim of which is to allow you to return home safely.  We strive to deliver a compassionate, safe and reliable service which maintains your privacy and dignity at all times. 

Will I need to return to the hospital once I am sent home?

You may be asked to attend a review clinic within ambulatory care or refer for further investigations.

What do I do if feel unwell once I have returned home?

Please call the hospital telephone number if you are concerned in any way about your condition once you return home or you report for further review.