Critical Care facilities at the hospital include a general Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High Dependency Unit (HDU) 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 ICU at the hospital has six beds and the HDU 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 ICU and HDU to optimise their recovery. The service sees and cares for patients who are very ill or at risk of becoming very ill. These patients require close observation, monitoring and life support.