Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit

The Intensive Care Unit is located on level B, adjacent to the Operating Theatre suite.

The Critical Care Unit at The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 23 bedded unit with beds flexed according to patient need. There are 6 isolation rooms.

During the last financial year (2014/5) we cared for approximately 1400 patients, the case mix made up of elective surgery, emergency surgical and emergency medical admissions.

Every day from 08:00hrs until 22:30hrs there is a consultant in Intensive Care available on the unit. Out of hours there is a consultant in Intensive Care on call and available to attend, when required, who will have reviewed the patients during the day. The medical team is led by Dr. Amish Patel, the Clinical Director for Critical Care.

There is a strong and experienced team of nurses caring for the patients at the bedside. These nurses are led by Matron Sue Herson, a highly experienced critical care nurse.

There is a Critical Care outreach service 7 days a week (currently 08:00 – midnight).

Visiting times for all patients are from 14:00hrs until 20:00hrs.

Visiting outside of these times is possible but must be agreed with the Sister in charge of that specific shift. There are ward rounds, care and therapies carried out throughout the day but mornings are much busier. We do not allow children under the age of 12 to visit.

We value and respect the opinions of our patients and their loved ones and welcome feedback about the service we provide.

Email sue.herson@nhs.net        Tel: 01483 571122 Ext 4222

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