The Ambulatory Care Unit is based within the Emergency Assessment Unit at Broomfield Hospital.
The unit consists of the following staff :
Three Acute Physicians
Senior Sister – Wendy Bartram
Junior Sister – Carole Oughton
Associate Practitioner – Caroline Sinclair
Healthcare Support Worker – Jilly Parker
Administrator – Harry Bartram
What is the Ambulatory Care Unit?
Ambulatory Care is a patient focussed service where some conditions may be treated without the need of 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.
What advantages does Ambulatory Care offer?
The Ambulatory Care Unit provides a new way of ensuring that all of our patients receive timely assessment. You will have access to a range of staff which will include medical, nursing and therapy 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 have experienced on one of our wards.
If appropriate, you will be able to return to your own home even if further treatment is required on another day.
Within the Ambulatory Care Unit, we aim to provide the best service possible to our patients. During your visit you may need Diagnostic Tests carried out for example: - blood tests/X-ray’s/CT Scans and based on the results of these tests, we can start appropriate treatment. Patients will be seen in time order of arrival.
We always aim to keep delays to a minimum and will try our best to keep you informed at all times of the next steps in your care, although every effort will be made to ensure your stay with us is only as long as it needs to be.
If you are unsure why you are waiting or have any queries about your visit, please see our nursing staff.
About the Ambulatory Care Unit
Ambulatory Care is located in the Emergency Assessment Unit.
The Ambulatory Care Unit is staffed by a consultant, qualified nursing staff and health care assistants who will look after you.
Our contact telephone number is 01245 513207 and 01245 513208
Opening times are:
If you have any questions or concerns, a member of the Ambulatory Care Unit would be happy to advise.
We value your feedback and would like to know your opinion of how the Ambulatory Care Unit could improve the care to its patients.
Please spare a few minutes to answer the Patient Trust Feedback Form which will help us to evaluate your visit to the Ambulatory Care Unit.