A consultant-led service provided alongside specialist nurse practitioners
Diagnostic scans may be available same day, and with medications dispensed straight from the ward, any potential delays for patients are minimised and treatments are received promptly.
Care is delivered in a relaxed and comfortable environment
Sometimes if you need urgent medical care we may be able to treat you in the same day without you having to be admitted to hospital. This is called ambulatory care.
The types of conditions we may see include assessment for blood clots, palpitations, low blood count and pneumonia to name just a few.
We have a dedicated ambulatory care unit at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, where patients come into us from their GP or through emergency care. If you have been a patient with us here already, we may continue to see you at one of our general hospitals if you need ongoing care.