Expanded Same Day Emergency Care Unit Opens
The newly expanded £900k Same Day Emergency Care unit at Conquest Hospital has opened to patients. The unit provides same day emergency care for patients who don’t require an overnight stay in hospital.
The Unit has expanded into a much larger dedicated area with 8 treatment cubicles and 3 treatment rooms for assessments and procedures offering patients greater privacy and dignity. Before the new unit opened patients were cared for in a cramped five seated area with very little privacy and dignity.
The unit offers patients rapid access to diagnostic tests and review by hospital consultants in one place. It provides safe care designed around the needs of patients providing them with a better experience and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.
Dr Athanasios Nakos Consultant Physician said: “Our experience has shown that the principles behind an Same Day Emergency Care Unit work. The unit helps us to diagnose and treat patient quickly to get them home when they don’t require a stay in hospital. This new unit will help us cope with increasing demand and improve the flow of patients through the Emergency Department.”