Urgent service providing same day care for patients with acute medical conditions. Located on the ground floor of University College Hospital (UCH), adjacent to A&E on the Elizabeth Garret Anderson wing.
Able to carry out urgent diagnostics if required (e.g. MRI, CT, Doppler and ultrasound).
Please note: this service does not include intravenous antibiotics administration, please see OPAT service.
- patients who can most likely be managed without an overnight stay, for example:
- low-risk chest pain
- pulmonary embolism
- pleural effusion
- acute headache
- lower GI haemorrhage
- mild community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
- newly diagnosed type 1 DMDVT
- those who require intravenous antibiotics administration
How to refer
The following clinicians can refer to this service: