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23rd January 2020

Expanded ‘Same Day Emergency Care Unit’ opens

The newly expanded £900k ‘Same Day Emergency Care Unit’ at Conquest Hospital, which provides same day emergency care for patients who don’t require an overnight stay in hospital, has opened to patients.

Members of the Same Day Emergency Care Unit team

Members of the Same Day Emergency Care Unit team

The unit has expanded into a much larger dedicated area with eight treatment cubicles and three treatment rooms for assessments and procedures offering patients greater privacy and dignity.

The unit offers patients rapid access to diagnostic tests and review by hospital consultants in one place. It provides safe care designed around the needs of patients providing them with a better experience and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Members of the Same Day Emergency Care Unit team

Members of the Same Day Emergency Care Unit team

Dr Athanasios Nakos, Consultant Physician said: “Our experience has shown that the principles behind a Same Day Emergency Care Unit work. The unit helps us to diagnose and treat patients quickly, to get them home when they don’t require a stay in hospital. This new unit will help us cope with increasing demand and improve the flow of patients through the Emergency Department.”