Medical Admissions Service now available13 March 2009
The Medical Admissions Service is a new service that is being offered here at London Bridge Hospital.
It is an instant, expert referral system for patients who require an urgent, general medical consultant opinion.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with access to six consulting physicians who will be working on an on call basis. In urgent cases, patients will be admitted immediately, following assesment. A private ambulance is available for transport to the hospital and the service also offers self-pay packages for non-insured patients.
Conditions treated in the service include:
- Bowel Related
- Chest Infections
- Pleural Effusions
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Palliative Care
- Pyrexia of unknown origin
The service excludes conditions such as obvious A&E cases including acute bleeding and crushing chest pains etc. Chronic Renal Failure, Dialysis, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and Surgical Referrals are also not included.
A deposit from the patient is required on admission. This service is not suitable for patients travelling from abroad on holiday.
The Medical Admissions Service is part of a wider HCA International project. There are similar systems in place at The Wellington Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic.
To access the service, call 020 7407 3100 and ask for the Medical Admissions Service. You will be given the number of the consulting physician to discuss your patients needs, who will assess and, if necessary admit the patient. Alternatively you can call the GP Liasion Department on 020 7234 2009 for further details about the service.