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The unit accepts referrals from primary care via Single Point Access (SPA). Wherever possible where patients are able to make their own way safely to the unit we would ask them to do so. Should the patient require transport by ambulance this can be arranged at the discretion of the patients GP.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) aim to transport patients to the unit within two hours. Please note we are on Firth1, Northern General Hospital.

Transport home is either via own transport, taxi or if necessary by ambulance. All ambulance referrals to the unit made by a GP require a 2 hour ambulance (never a 4 hour ambulance) to facilitate in investigation and timely discharge. Ambulance priority has been agreed by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).

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