Ambulatory Care Service

Ambulatory service

We provide same-day emergency care for adults in community clinics across Somerset and Yeovil Hospital. 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). We only accept referrals from healthcare professionals using our agreed referral documentation to ensure the safe provision of care and clear clinical governance.

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.

Ambulatory assessment beds (Frome Community Hospital)

Please contact Frome Hospital directly to discuss inpatient treatments for urgent care available and arrange for your patient to be seen.

Patient information

While waiting to attend our ambulatory service if you feel more unwell or your condition changes please call the unit you are due to attend for advice. The teams may be busy with other patients, so please leave a message with your name and phone number and they will endeavour to phone you back within the hour.

If you require urgent advice outside the hours of our Ambulatory service, please call the NHS 111 service. If you feel the situation is life-threatening, please dial 999.

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