The new setting of the clinical assessment unit is to provide rapid assessment and treatment of patients who do not need admission to an acute hospital.
To proactively diagnose and treat patients, to prevent deterioration that could lead to an emergency admission and to refer to the appropriate community services, such as One Call, to support patients in their own home during their need for health care.
The unit consists of Doctors and Registered Nurses who clinically assess patients who are referred via a health care professional - GPs, Paramedics, Nurses, Therapists and via our Urgent Care Centre. Various investigations will be made, such as blood tests, x-rays, scans and electrocardiogram (ECG), a diagnosis will be made and treatment commenced.
The unit is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday. Last referrals accepted at 6pm.
We are able to treat a number of conditions including: