Ambulatory Emergency Care – Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) UCLH

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Urgent service providing same day care for patients with acute medical conditions. Located on the ground floor of UCLH – 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.


e: (David Chal Service Manager)

e: (Dr Ben Killingley, Consultant in Acute Medicine)

Eligibility criteria


Patients who can most likely be managed without an overnight stay, for example:

  • low risk chest pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pleural effusion
  • acute headache
  • collapse
  • lower GI haemorrhage        
  • anaemia
  • mild community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • newly diagnosed type 1 DM
  • DVT



  • Patients under 18
  • Patients who require intravenous antibiotics administration

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs