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Emergency Medical Care

Emergency Medical Care at Spire Southampton Hospital offers patients with an acute medical condition fast access to specialist medical care. Led by Consultant Physicians Dr Ben Marshall and Dr Rachel Limbrey, the Emergency Medical Care service treats patients with a wide range of medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, pneumonia, cellulitis and transient ischaemic attacks. Whether you require an emergency admission, treatment for multiple disorders or investigation and diagnosis the Emergency Medical Care service provides care when it matters most. Following referral by your GP you will be admitted to hospital for a short hospital stay during which you will receive a rapid assessment and fast-track diagnostic tests using our modern diagnostic and imaging services. You will either be admitted straight to our high dependency unit, to one of our individual private bedrooms with ensuite facilities, or arranged an outpatient appointment for diagnosis and investigation. At Spire Southampton Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing a high standard of care from our skilled and dedicated nurses, all in a clean and comfortable environment. Patients may also be supported by our Critical Care Department, which includes HDU (High Dependency Unit) and ITU (Intensive Care Unit).


How to access our Emergency Medical Care service

To access the Emergency Medical Care service you must be referred by your GP. If you are a GP and would like to refer a patient, please call 023 8091 4453 during working hours or 023 8077 5544 out of hours. This is not an accident and emergency service, therefore conditions such as lacerations, head injuries, trauma or patients requiring stroke rehabilitation are not suitable and will not be accepted.