Intensive Care Services
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is dedicated to caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses and complications, and for monitoring potentially life-threatening conditions. It provides special expertise and facilities for the support of vital functions, using the skills of medical, nursing and allied teams.
The Unit offers a full range of intensive care services to all patients, including:
- invasive monitoring
- mechanical ventilation support
- renal replacement therapy (dialysis)
- advanced cardio-vascular support
- point-of-care coagulation testing
- procedural services
- tracheostomy insertion and management.
The ICU is able to support all medical and surgical services delivered within the hospital with a full range of intensive care equipment and the latest monitoring and ventilation systems.
The Hospital's Clinical Emergency Response teams (CERs) are also provided by Intensive Care services. CERs is a consultant-led emergency response and outreach service which supplies intensive care support to the wider Hospital community.
The experienced Intensive Care team have a broad range of interests - such as echocardiography, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, transplant medicine and retrieval medicine - and undertake weekly multi-disciplinary education sessions to ensure an advanced skill set.
Our Intensive Care specialists are:
- Dr Matthew Zoeller
- Dr Fiona Shields
- Dr Máté Rudas
- Davide Collins
- Dr Maziar Razavian
- Dr Matthew Phillips
- Dr Matthew Morgan
The ICU can be contacted via the Hospital switchboard on 9105 5000.