Ambulatory Care Service

Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU, United Kingdom

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Chard Community Hospital

Chard Community Hospital, Crewkerne Road, Chard, TA20 1NF, United Kingdom

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Frome Community Hospital

Frome Community Hospital, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH, United Kingdom

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Shepton Mallet Community Hospital

Shepton Mallet Community HospitaL, Bucklers Way, Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallett, BA4 4PG, United Kingdom

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Williton Community Hospital

Williton Community Hospital, North Road, Williton, TA4 4RA, United Kingdom

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Kilkenny Court

Kilkenny Court Station Approach Taunton TA2 7QL, United Kingdom

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Ambulatory service

We provide same-day emergency care for adults in community clinics across Somerset. Our aim is to assess, diagnose, treat and then send you home usually on the same day, without the need to stay in a hospital bed overnight.

Although we provide emergency care, we are different from an Emergency Department (A&E). This means we will not be able to see you unless your GP has referred you to us directly with an appointment or you are transferred from another hospital.

Our service is run by highly trained nurses who carry out a wide range of routine and advanced procedures including blood transfusions, catheter fit and removal, complex wound care, chemotherapy disconnection, chest drains and others. Usually you will be sat on a chair or a couch during your treatment, rather than lying in a bed.

Referrals for ambulatory care

We accept referrals from health care professionals only using agreed referral documentation to ensure safe provision of care and clear clinical governance.

Referrals for GP ambulatory assessment bed (Frome Community Hospital)

Please contact the hospital direct to discuss inpatient treatments for urgent care available and arrange for patient to be seen.

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