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Group 3

GV Health’s Critical Care Unit (CCU) provides care for patients who are seriously ill and require significant therapeutic intervention and support.

Critical care patients usually fit into one of the following categories:

  • Patients at high risk of deterioration admitted for intensive monitoring
  • Patients admitted to intensive care post-surgery
  • Patients who require very intense nursing care or treatment not available on the ward
  • Patients who have an acute, potentially reversible critical illness requiring organ support

The CCU cares for patients of all ages covering a diverse patient population, including cardiac, general surgical, medical respiratory, infectious, behavioural health, intermediate level, and patients requiring specialised services.

The unit is serviced by a highly specialised team of nurses and doctors, who conduct ward rounds each day.

How do I get admitted to GV Health’s critical care unit?

Admission to the CCU is primarily via the emergency department, transfer from another GV Health ward or transfer from another health service.

What to bring to hospital?

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Underwear
  • Nightwear
  • Thongs or slippers
  • Personal toiletries (soap, moisturiser, shampoo, lip balm, deodorant, hairbrush, tooth brush, toothpaste etc)
  • Prescription and non-prescription medications, if needed (please let your care team know)
  • Phone charger
  • Small comfort items eg pillow, blanket, drink bottle