Ambulatory emergency care
Our ambulatory emergency care (AEC) service provides same-day, consultant review for patients with urgent or emergency health problems without the need for attendance in A&E or, where possible, hospital admission.
AEC offers easy access to diagnostic tests and review by consultants in one place, providing a seamless experience for patients. Appropriate patients can be referred directly to our AEC units at Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals.
Our AEC service provides care for patients with a number of presumed conditions who are stable and mobile.
Conditions we treat
Presumed conditions that can be reviewed and treated in our AEC units include:
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- ear, nose and throat conditions including tonsillitis and Bell's palsy
- first fits
- giant cell arteritis (GCA)
- hyperemesis gravidarum
- iron infusion
- low risk chest pain
- low risk GI bleed
- low risk head injury
- low risk pulmonary embolism
- lower respiratory tract infections (LRT)
- painless jaundice
- pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)
- red hot joint
- renal colic
- stable pyelonephritis
- transient loss of consciousness (TLOC pathway)
- upper GI bleed