The Ambulatory Emergency Care unit (AEC) is situated within the footprint of the Emergency Assessment Unit and provides same day assessment, diagnosis and treatment for ambulatory patients.
Patients attending the AEC can be treated for many common conditions including DVT, cellulitis, anaemia, chest infections and headaches and will be assessed by either a Doctor, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Physicians associate or a specialist Nurse.
Patients are referred to the AEC by either:
- The Emergency Department
- The Emergency Assessment Unit
- An outpatient clinic