Ambulatory Care

The Service is run by nurses with advanced knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Agreed parenteral therapy 
  • Ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) assessment for lymphoedema patients
  • Blood transfusions
  • Catheterisation and agreed catheter care
  • Central line management
  • Complex wound dressings including vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy
  • Disconnection of chemotherapy
  • ECG tape management
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin
  • Larvae therapy
  • Pleurx drains
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (P.I.C.C.)  removal
  • Taking bloods via central lines
  • Vacuum assisted closure (VAC)  therapy
  • Wound care/dressings (at weekends to support practice nurse care).

The Service is offered in nurse led community clinics with a booked appointment system and clients are seen as day patients.

Who we see

  • We see anyone over the age of 18 years who requires the above care and is able to attend a clinic venue.
  • Must be able to have the care safely administered either on a couch or in a chair, or require no more than one nurse to assist with any transfers.

Who can refer

We accept referrals from health care professionals only using agreed referral documentation to ensure safe provision of care and clear clinical governance.

Clinic Venues

Bridgwater Community Hospital
Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU
Tel: 0300 124 5601

Chard DN Clinic
Chard Hospital, Crewkerne Road, Chard, TA20 1YA
Tel: 0300 124 5603

Frome Community Hospital
(including Ambulatory Assessment Bed)
Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH
Tel: 01373 454799

Shepton Mallet Community Hospital
Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4PG
Tel: 01749 341104

Taunton - Kilkenny Court
Station Approach, Taunton, TA2 7QL
Tel: 0300 323 0026

Williton Community Hospital
North Road, Williton, Taunton, TA4 4RA
Tel: 01934 635665 or Tel: 0300 323 0027

To make an appointment please contact the relevant clinic telephone number.