Critical Care

What we do  

Critical Care facilities at the hospital include a general intensive care ward, High Dependency Unit and critical care outreach. All areas are led by a Senior Clinical Nurse and Critical Care Consultants who are dedicated to providing high quality critical care.

The Intensive Care Unit at the hospital has six beds and the High Dependency Unit has eight beds. Both areas are managed and staffed by a large multidisciplinary team responsible for providing effective nursing care and infection control measures to provide the highest quality care in a safe, clean environment. Many of our staff have undertaken post graduate critical care training and are supported by a Practice Development Nurse who ensures all the staff are trained to the highest standard and provide evidence based care.

The Critical Care Outreach Team provides a Trust wide service to all adult wards, providing prompt skilled support for all staff caring for at risk, acutely and critically ill patients. The team is also responsible for following up patients after discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU) to optimise their recovery. We see and care for patients who are very ill or at risk of becoming very ill. These patients require close observation, monitoring and life support.

Hours of Operation   

This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Service Locations

Critical care is based in the hospitals Inpatient Centre.

Are Self-Referrals Accepted?

No.

Service Lead

Mohsen Khalil, Clinical Director for Critical Care

01922 721172 ext. 6862 or 7388

Email: mohsen.khalil@walsallhospitals.nhs.uk

 

Julie Elmore, Matron for Critical Care

01922 721172 ext. 6860 or 6861

Email: julie.elmore@walsallhospitals.nhs.uk