Where we are
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Donations are gratefully received by the Critical Care Unit and its staff. Money raised in this manner may go towards the purchase of equipment for the Unit to enhance patient care or may be used to support education and training of Critical Care staff. This enables us to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge and understanding and with the very best equipment available.
Previous donations have also been used to provide an area where relatives of patients may have discussions with medical and nursing staff away from the bedside. This room is also used to provide overnight accommodation when appropriate.
What we do.
Critical Care Services are here to support patients whose needs cannot be met through normal ward-based care. This may include patients admitted to Critical Care directly from the Emergency Department, deteriorating patients on general wards or patients who come to the Critical Care Unit after surgery or other procedure. This may be a part of their planned admission.
Our aim is to support those patients who require help with their airway, breathing or cardiovascular system or their renal function in conjunction with other needs. We also admit patients who may not require intervention but are at high risk of deteriorating and so require close monitoring and observation.
Critical Care also maintains an Outreach Team of senior nurses who support medical and nursing staff on general wards in caring for patients at risk of deterioration. The team also visits all patients on the ward once they are discharged from Critical Care.