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Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)

  

Referral pathways for surgical management of abscess and appendicitis


 

Surgical Management of Abscess Using Surgical Assessment Unit
  • Patient presents to Primary Care with abscess
  • GP calls UHCW 02476964000 to speak to Surgical Assessment Unit Coordinator (bleep 1760)
  • Patient informed to starve and attend Emergency Department with referral letter from where they will be directed to Ward 22 Surgical Assessment Unit
  • If appropriate, the patient will be treated in the Surgery On Day of Admission Ward (SODA)

 

Surgical Management of Appendicitis Using Surgical Assessment Unit
  • Patient presents to Primary Care with suspected appendicitis (subject to checklist below)
  • GP calls UHCW 02476964000 to speak to Surgical Assessment Unit Coordinator (bleep 1760)
  • Patient informed to starve and attend Emergency Department with referral letter from where they will be directed to Ward 22 Surgical Assessment Unit
  • If appropriate, the patient will be treated in the Surgery On Day of Admission Ward (SODA)

 

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