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Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU)

Ward/Department Name

Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU)

About this Ward/Department

The Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) is providing urgent diagnostics and treatment for patients not requiring admission to hospital. It is open daily 8:00-20:30 hours. AECU is consultant led in normal working hours and has consultant supervision out of normal working hours, supported by a team of junior doctors and senior nurses. Patients need to fulfil certain criteria to be accepted into AECU to ensure clinical safety. Some patients might need to attend AECU on several occasions to complete their diagnostics and or treatments to avoid hospital admission. AECU works closely with GPs, the Emergency Department, the ambulance services, the Medical Day Unit and the Frailty Service.


Acute medicine


Stoke Mandeville Hospital


Same Day Emergency Unit (SDEC)



Nearest car park

Car park C

Nearest entrance

Same Day Emergency Unit (SDEC) entrance

eg helpful directions from closest hospital entrance

We’re in the Same Day Emergency Unit (SDEC) near the emergency department.

Contact details

Please call main switchboard: 01296 315000