Ambulatory Care Unit

This model is a new shift in delivering patient centred services to ambulant patients where access to specialised clinical services can be improved. Day to day work practices will focus on networking closely with hospital based services and collaboration with Community Health, drug and alcohol, general practitioners, non-government community service providers and other government agencies.

Services will be delivered by a range of medical, nursing and allied health staff working together in multidisciplinary teams and clinics. The integrated model is focussed on coordinating episodes of care so that the patient journey is as seamless as possible.

ACU units include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, men’s health, child health nursing, counselling, diabetes education, dietitian, child therapists, chronic care nursing, drug and alcohol, mental health and youth and family workers as well as a dedicated oral health department and other specialist visiting services. Service delivery models include nurse-led clinics, telehealth consultations and groups.

Transportation Options

There are various transportation options for community members travelling to Byron Central Hospital for appointments. See the link below:-

  • The ACU is open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm and closed on public holidays.
  • There is limited provision for after-hours meetings.
  • Patients who attend the ACU have been referred in one of a number of ways including, self-referral, general practitioner or private specialists, via the Emergency Department and/or follow up of inpatient care.
  • Availability of clinic sessions may be booked for urgent appointments or to resolve issues for walk in clients if needed.
(02) 6639 9400 (02) 6639 xxxx

Location of Service

54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale, NSW 2481, Australia