Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a unit in the hospital where seriously ill patients are cared for by specially trained staff. The ICU staff includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers, and chaplains.
The unit has both Intensive Care and High Dependency beds. It provides a full range of Level 3 adult intensive care services catering for patients from within the hospital, from the Emergency Department and transfers from other hospitals.
ICU sees the following types of patients needing care for:
- Cardiac surgery
- Major Trauma
- Complex Respiratory management
- Renal Failure
- Infectious Diseases
- Multiple Organ Dysfunction