Clinical Specialties & Services
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a multi-disciplinary, 30 bed, Level 3 facility. The unit is staffed with specialised Intensive Care nursing and medical personnel who treat and care for approximately 1,200 Intensive Care patient admissions per year.
The skills of our experienced, dedicated staff combined with our well-equipped unit featuring state-of-the-art technology provides for optimal management of patients with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions.
The ICU unit has a major interest in cardiothoracic surgery, but more recently the case mix is split between general surgical and medical patients requiring intensive and ventilatory care.
Other specialties catered for include:
To optimise the services provided by the ICU, the department is located close to the Operating Theatres and Diagnostic services.
The department has 24-hour Intensive Care medical coverage by qualified Intensive Care Specialists and Registrars.
Nursing staff to patient ratio of 1:1 exists for critically ill patients and 1:2 for others.
The department is well supported by the hospitals chaplains, social workers, speech therapist, diabetic educator and dieticians.
Visiting hours are 10am - 8pm. Because of the special treatment needs of patients in Intensive Care, we ask that immediate family only visit with a limit of 2 visitors at a time.
If you would like more information about the unit please phone (02) 9480 4761.
The Intensive Care Unit is located on Level 7 of the Clark Tower. Click here for a printable site map.