Those who receive ambulatory care and services are patients who are not admitted to hospital but require diagnostic tests or regular treatments. The term "ambulatory" is used to distinguish care and services provided to outpatients from care and services provided to admitted patients.
Many patients return to the hospital for treatment at regular intervals after discharge. Numerous patients from Emergency Services are also referred to Ambulatory Care for treatment or services.
Ambulatory Care offers a wide array of services in the following specialties: surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, respirology, obstetrics-gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, neurology, diabetes, psychology and hematology.
It includes the following services:
- Outpatient clinics
- Orthopedic clinics
- Cardiopulmonary clinic
- Diabetes clinic
- Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
- Medical day care
- Pre-admission clinic
- Therapeutic services
The doctors who work in Ambulatory Care also contribute to Montfort’s academic mission by acting as supervisors for students and residents and by collaborating with the Family Medicine Unit and the Geriatric Clinic.
The hospital’s huge development project includes a significant increase in space for ambulatory care in order to better meet the needs of the community.