Westmead Private Hospital's Intensive Care Service
Westmead Private Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU), admits more than 1500 patients annually making it one of the busiest private ICUs in Australia. The ICU provides care for a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions.
Westmead Private ICU is a level 2 unit and is accredited with the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) for 6 months of advanced training. The unit has a long standing expertise in the management of patients after neurosurgery and open heart surgery and also manages a wide mix of patients after other complex surgery. The 14 bed ICU provides specialised care for patients who require constant monitoring, intensive nursing care and advanced respiratory, cardiac and renal support therapies.
Westmead Private ICU is also one of the few private ICUs specialising in the management of older children (10 years and above) following spinal surgery, thoracic surgery and paediatric surgery. Unique to Westmead Private ICU, two of the Intensive Care Consultants are qualified in Paediatric Intensive Care. The weight limit for paediatric patients being admitted to our ICU is 130kg.
Each day the ICU is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team including:
- A senior Intensive Care Consultant
- ICU registrar
- Nurse manager
- Bedside nurses
A dedicated team of six Intensive Care Consultants and specialised nurses provide 24 hour care. We have strong emphasis on team work, compassionate care and quality bedside teaching.
We also run a Medical Emergency Team to serve the needs of patients who become suddenly unwell outside of intensive care.
For more information on Westmead Private Hospital and the services we offer please visit www.westmeadprivate.com.au