Intensive care refers to the specialised treatment given to patients who are acutely unwell and require critical medical care.
Intensive care is needed if someone is seriously ill and requires intensive treatment and close monitoring, or if they're having surgery and intensive care can help them recover.
Most people on an ICU have problems with one or more organs. For example, they may be unable to breathe on their own.
Our ICU patients are looked after by multi-disciplinary team made up of highly skilled nurses, doctors and specialists trained in providing critical care for patients with a variety of medical, surgical and trauma conditions including:.
A serious accident – such as a road accident, a severe head injury, a serious fall or severe burns
A serious short-term condition – such as a heart attack or a stroke
A serious infection – such as sepsis (blood poisoning) or severe pneumonia
Major surgery – this can either be a planned part of your recovery, or an emergency measure if there are complications for example, organ transplant, brain or spinal surgery etc.
Our ICU is equipped with ventilator, monitoring equipment, syringe pumps, central oxygen and suction machines to provide quality care to our patients.