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The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides complex 24-hour medical and nursing care, as well as specialised equipment for patients requiring a higher level of care. Patients are admitted to the ICU either electively after a planned major operation or as a result of an emergency that may arise during hospital admission. The ICU has 12 beds and takes approximately 1200 admissions per year.
The surgical procedures that will require postoperative admission to Intensive Care include all cardiac surgery as well as most vascular, thoracic and neurosurgery. Other admission reasons include prolonged and complex surgery and post-operative monitoring of other chronic health conditions, such as heart or lung disease.
Our medical staff consists of the unit Director, Dr Sam Rudham, along with 6 other specialists:
Dr Priya Nair
Dr Mark Nicholls
Dr David Lowe
Dr Mani Gopal
Dr Hergen Buscher
Dr Suhel Al -Soufi
Together our consultants work as a joint practice, known as St Vincent’s Private Hospital Intensive Care Consultants (SVPHICC).
There are also Intensive Care registrars employed by the hospital who are on-site round the clock.