We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
SAECU’s purpose is to improve patient care by ensuring those with a potential acute surgical problem are reviewed, treated and discharged promptly by a specialist. The unit is designed for adult mobile patients who are self-caring and are well enough to make their own way to hospital. We aim to prevent any unnecessary hospital stays by seeing and treating on the same day.
Ambulatory Emergency Care services are shown to provide safe, effective and personal care for many surgical conditions. SAECU is an emergency clinic covering six specialities:
The clinic is Consultant led and staffed by Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Surgeons who have access to rapid diagnostic testing.
Patients are only seen in the clinic following appropriate referral from:
• Emergency Departments
• Urgent Care Centres
• Direct referral from GP or other health care professionals
The Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care unit can be found on level 1 (ground floor) at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.
SAECU has a dedicated ward manager who is passionate about delivering safe, personal and effective care to patients attending the unit. For any general enquiries or advice about our service please telephone 01254 735144.
The unit is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Patient Information leaflet (PDF, 669 kb)