Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a four-bed area within the Emergency Department at Whitehorse General Hospital.
The ICU provides continuous monitoring and observation for patients with medical or surgical conditions that require intensive, round-the-clock care or observation. Patients are usually in ICU for a short-term stay so our team can provide personalized support for issues that could include:
- observation after a complicated surgery or medical procedure
- dealing with heart or lung issues
- stabilization after a serious accident or medical emergency
The ICU Team
The team consists of doctors, nurses, lab and X-ray technologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians and social workers. The team members combine their efforts to provide expert and quality care for patients and their loved ones.
Patients & Families
We know that being in the ICU, or having a relative or loved one in ICU can be a frightening and sometimes overwhelming experience. You want to know what is happening and what to expect. As an important part of our care we make ourselves as accessible to you as possible, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions. We consider you a team partner and will communicate with you and your loved ones about any changes and ongoing plans.