Specialty Emergency medicine
Location McGill ward, C Floor, Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner Samantha Humby
Clinical Matron Pedro Salvado Serra
Opening times

08:00 - 20:00

6 days a week



Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) is an innovative way of providing a safe, flexible, same day emergency service for appropriate patients. Our service aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admission and provide a better patient experience.

Our SDEC Unit offers easy access to early diagnostic tests, specialist staff, and review by a hospital consultant all in one place. Patients must be referred and clinically accepted by the SDEC team.


Patients are referred from:
•    GP
•    111
•    Emergency Department
•    Wards (as part of support network to facilitate early discharge)

SDEC is located on McGill ward, C level at Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
•    On arrival patients are booked in and seated in a waiting area. 
•    The patient has an initial assessment with a nurse and medical doctor. 
•    Suitable investigations are arranged and carried out. 
•    These are then reviewed with the medical consultant. 
•    Appropriate treatment is then started. 
Our aim is to work towards a safe and appropriate discharge home. If however, admission to hospital is required, the SDEC team will arrange a bed in the Acute Admission Unit or the most appropriate medical ward.


For GPs, 111 or other services, please contact our Clinical Communication Centre to get in contact.