ambulatory care centre

ambulatory care centre

Medspeak-UK
A health service centre in the UK in which a patient is admitted and discharged on the same day. Ambulatory care centres provide an array of outpatient, imaging, day surgery and medical diagnostic services designed around the needs of the patient.

Medspeak-US
A free-standing facility that provides non-emergent medical, or less commonly, dental services. ACCs often have short waiting times, may not require appointments, and have a non-permanent or rotating medical staff; most visits to these centres occur outside of the regular work hours by patients who feel that their particular problem cannot wait until their private physician is available.
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Last month, hospital officials drew up a pounds 60 million plan to refurbish the hospital including the ambulatory care centre, which will be a high-tech unit for rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Good Hospital Hospital in Sutton Coldfield will also be encouraged to set up an ambulatory care centre and Solihull Hospital could become one.
Mr Ewings said the hospital was very positive about the overall health strategy, and was engaging an international expert to help explore the concept of pioneering the ambulatory care centre to be built at the hospital.
Just one ambulatory care centre exists in Britain - in Middlesex - and it is not yet up and running.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Minister for Employment and Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace announced the new Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre on site today.
Under this, Welcare Hospital changes to Mediclinic Welcare Hospital; The City Hospital to Mediclinic City Hospital; EHL Dubai Mall Medical Centre to Mediclinic Dubai Mall; Welcare Ambulatory Care Centre to Mediclinic Al Sufouh; Welcare Clinic Qusais to Mediclinic Qusais, among others.
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has opened a patient-focused, state-of-the-art medical facility Dubai Medical Suites (DMS) to serve as a new ambulatory care centre.
There will be 30 consultant offices and examination suites, eight operating theatres, an ambulatory care centre and two cardiac catherisation theatres.
Work is also planned to begin this year on the pounds 30 million walk-in Ambulatory Care Centre at City Hospital.
beds -- will include an enhanced emergency department, critical care; surgical care, diagnostic imaging capabilities, rehabilitation care, a new ambulatory care centre and administrative services.
develop a plan to incorporate a new corporation by November 30, 1997, `Sherbourne Hospital Corporation' to establish and assume the ownership and governance of an ambulatory care centre at the site of the Central Hospital.
Housing a model ambulatory care centre and the largest free-standing day surgery centre in North America, Trillium serves over one million residents in Peel and West Toronto and from other communities across Ontario.

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