North West Private Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit offers 6 beds, each in a private room.
The Unit can provide immediate resuscitation and cardiorespiratory support for critically ill patients who require invasive ventilation for up to 48 hours and critical care for non-invasive, including suitable cardiac patients, as required.
We appreciate that admission to ICU can be stressful for both patient and family, so our nurses and doctors wish to make your experience as easy as possible. If you have any questions, please ask hospital team members.
See around our ICU, in this short video
What to expect
- Be prepared to see a lot of lines, tubes, wires and monitoring equipment. Monitors have alarms that signal when something needs to be checked BUT are not always a cause for concern - a slight movement may trigger an alarm.
- The patient will be unable to speak if on a ventilator but feel free to touch and talk to your loved one.
- To prevent spread of infection, wash your hands when entering and leaving the room. Antimicrobial hand gel is also available.
- You may be asked to move to the waiting room during procedures and medical rounds.
- Unless specifically requested by the family or the patient, only immediate family should visit patients in ICU, and only during allowed hours (ask ICU staff).
- Visitors must notify ICU staff of their arrival before entering. Use the courtesy phone in the Intensive Care waiting room.
- Due to the unpredictable nature of Intensive Care, a registered nurse or team leader must authorise visitor access to the Unit.