Charing Cross Hospital
020 3311 5144 (Reception) 020 3313 0734 (Referrals)
St Mary’s Hospital
020 3312 3196 (Reception) 020 3312 3197 (Referrals)

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Our ambulatory emergency care (AEC) and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) services provide same-day review for patients with urgent or emergency health problems without the need for attendance in A&E or, where possible, hospital admission. We offer easy access to diagnostic tests and review by doctors and advanced clinical practitioners in one place, providing a seamless experience for patients. Appropriate patients can be referred directly to our units at Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals. Our same day emergency care 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:

  • abscesses
  • cellulitis
  • 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