Ambulatory Care Unit – Wyong

Ambulatory Care services are provided at Wyong hospital for people that require outpatient treatment for the management of chronic and acute conditions. This includes services such as intravenous therapies and venesections.

 

Referrals

A referral from a specialist doctor is required to access ambulatory care services. Your GP can refer you to an appropriate specialist if you do not already have one.

On receipt of the referral from your specialist contact our unit to arrange a treatment time on 4394 8111 Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.

All Ambulatory Care Unit patients are treated as non-admitted patients.

What you need to bring

Your treatment episode may occur as a one off treatment or in a series of days or on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Your treatment timeframe is determined by your treating doctor.

For some treatments provided by ambulatory care services your specialist will provide you with a prescription that you will need to fill at a pharmacy and bring with you to the Ambulatory Care Unit for administration. Our staff will advise you when booking a treatment time.

Cancelling an appointment

If you are unable to attend your appointment contact our administration staff on 4394 8111 as soon as possible. If you cannot personally contact us due to a sudden change in condition such as an unplanned admission to hospital please ask your relative or carer to contact us.

If you are unwell

If you have gastroenteritis, a productive cough, chest infection or are feeling unwell please cancel your appointment for the safety of other patients who have reduced immune systems or are receiving medications that suppress the immune system.

Do not attend the Ambulatory Care Unit if you are experiencing chest pain, specifically if you have a history of angina, heart attack, past by-pass surgery, an implanted permanent pacemaker or other heart condition.

If you are experiencing chest pain call 000 (triple zero) or see your doctor.

If you manage other health issues at home such as diabetes please bring your relevant medications for self-administration whilst in the Ambulatory Care Unit.

During your treatment

Patients must be ambulatory and able to attend their own daily care. A carer may attend with you if you require assistance however, as there is limited space visitors will be asked to wait outside the treatment area or return upon completion of treatment.

Light refreshments are provided during your treatment such as sandwiches, cheese and biscuits, tea, coffee, water, orange and apple juice.

You may wish to bring books, magazines or a portable electronic device if you will be in the unit for an extended period. Portable DVD players are supplied for personal entertainment and a range of movies are available. If you are bringing your own electronic devices please bring headphones as well.

Note: there are no TV facilities.

If you become unwell during your treatment you will be seen by a medical registrar. If deemed necessary for further investigations or admission to hospital you will be transferred to the Emergency Department.

Getting here

Wyong Hospital Ambulatory Care Unit is located near the main entrance/reception area. Free parking is available adjacent to the main entrance.

Hours of service

Wyong Hospital Ambulatory Care Unit operates Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.

Contact us

Contact Wyong Hospital Ambulatory Care Unit on 4394 8111 or fax 4394 7948 or wygambulatorycareadmin@health.nsw.gov.au