New Ambulatory Care Centre Open

A new ambulatory care centre opened this month at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.  Ambulatory care is treating urgent conditions on a same day basis, without you being admitted to hospital.This is 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.The ambulatory care centre is not a walk-in centre, instead patients are referred from the emergency department, their GP or other healthcare professional. The only exception to this is emergency gynaecology which patients can self-refer into. This centre will aim to treat patients on a ‘same day’ basis to prevent admission to hospital, allowing patients to receive the care they need as rapidly as possible before returning home.

If you’d like to know more about the ambulatory care centre please visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

2 replies
  1. Jean
    Jean says:

    Disappointed with the video. The doctor introducing the new centre spoke too quickly and was impossible to follow. The graphics should move more slowly to give viewers time to take in what is being shown and I was unable to read all the information at the end because of the speed with which it was shown.

    • Claire Jackson
      Claire Jackson says:

      Hi Jean, we’ll pass your feedback about the video to Northumbria Trust. Thanks for letting us know.

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