Both of the units can provide treatment and monitoring for Level 3 and Level 2 patients (which means those needing intensive care and those needing high dependency care).
It is important to identify and treat critically-ill patients as early as possible in their illness. Both hospitals have set up Critical Care Outreach Teams to help ensure that patients are identified, treated, and, if required, admitted to a critical care unit in a timely manner.
Patients on the units will be looked after closely by our team and may be connected to equipment to help monitor their health and support their bodily functions until they recover.
If you or your relative has been cared for in one of our Critical Care Units and discharged to a general ward they will usually have a follow up from a member of Intensive Care staff.
Whilst these units do have designated visiting hours, exceptions can be made for patients receiving end of life care or patients with learning disabilities.
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