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Frimley Health has two Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) units which are based at our Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospital sites.

The AEC units aim to see and treat patients who would have previously been admitted by providing rapid clinical assessment, diagnostic service and treatment targeted at attempting to discharge patients the same day, avoiding the need for any unnecessary overnight stay.

The units can, for example, be accessed for those patients with suspected PE, headaches, painless jaundice and low risk pain and chest infections. By utilising this service, the patient pathway is improved and inpatient beds are used for those who need them.

Ambulatory care aims to provide senior decision making, advanced diagnostics and treatment for patients on the acute pathway with a patient centred approach. Patients may be asked to return to the hospital on subsequent days, depending upon their individual clinical need.

Unit opening times and referral contact number

Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm

Referrals from 8am

Tel: 01252 649290

Frimley Park’s ambulatory emergency care (AEC) service launched in November 2015.

At Frimley Park, the unit is staffed by a dedicated team of consultants, nurses, medical technical assistants and receptionists to provide an efficient and organised service.

There are four flexible treatment spaces including reclining chairs and bays.

To discuss the AEC unit at Frimley in more detail, please contact:

Tony Fenby, matron: tony.fenby@fhft.nhs.uk

01276 604604, ext 3288

Unit opening times and referral contact number

Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm

Tel: 07833 481742

or via switchboard on 01753 633000

Ambulatory Care at Wexham Park opened in April 2014 and since then has seen almost 9000 patients with a same day discharge rate of over 95%. All medical GP calls are taken by the AEC Matrons in hours and patients triaged to be seen in the most appropriate area. With allocated medical and surgical cover as well as nurses and admin staff this busy service has continued to grow and develop. The unit has a virtual clinic to reduce return visits as well as housing the outpatient antibiotic service (OHPAT) and running a pleural service and same-day heart failure treatment service.

To discuss the AEC unit at Wexham in more detail, please contact:

Sean Harding, Ambulatory Care Matron/ANP: sean.harding@fhft.nhs.uk

Amy Gosden, Ambulatory Care Matron/ANP:  amy.gosden@fhft.nhs.uk