The Intensive Care Unit is a three bed unit on the West wing of Whitehorse General Hospital.
The Unit provides continuous monitoring and close observation of critically ill patients with medical and/or surgical problems. Some of the problems treated in the ICU include:
- cardiac (heart)
- respiratory (lung)
- gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel)
- renal (kidney)
- severe bleeding
- severe infection
- drug overdose
- complicated surgery
- motor vehicle accident
- other severe injuries
The ICU staff are highly skilled and trained in advanced life support treatments and procedures.
The team consists of doctors, nurses, lab and x-ray technicians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians and social workers. The team members combine their efforts to provide expert quality critical care for patients and their loved ones.
We know that being in the ICU, or having a relative or loved one in ICU is a frightening and sometimes overwhelming experience. You want to know what is happening and what to expect. As an important part of our care we try to make ourselves as accessible to you as possible, listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We consider you a team partner and will communicate with you on your loved one's condition and changes and ongoing plans.
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