Critical Care

Our Critical Care department is a 12-bedded department looking after the most critically ill patients.

About the service

We are a 12 bedded department that is split into two sides, level 3 critical care patients and level 2 high dependency patients.

We are quite a big team as our patients require a lot of specialised care, level 3 patients are nursed with a 1:1 ratio and level 2 patients with a 1:2.

We have a large multidisciplinary team consisting of physiotherapists, dieticians, rehabilitation nurses, research nurses and organ donation, all helping to ensure our patients receive the best evidenced based care.

Our patients come from a wide variety of clinical specialities via both elective and emergency pathways.

We offer enhanced levels of nursing care including:

  • Monitoring
  • Support patients post operatively
  • Organ support for patients with single/ multi organ dysfunction
    • for example: invasive/ non-invasive ventilation for respiratory failure
    • hemofiltration for renal failure
    • inotrope/ vasopressor therapy for patients with cardiac dysfunction

Visiting times

We have open visiting for both critical care and high dependency patients, which means people can visit at any time.

How to contact the service

High dependency unit 0191 445 2008
Intensive care unit 0191 445 2007