Critical Care

UHCW has two Critical Care units located at University Hospita; a General Critical Care Unit (GCCU) and a Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit (CCCU). Critical Care provides specialised, continuous, multidisciplinary care for patients with a life-threatening but treatable condition who require constant attention from specialist nursing and therapy staff at an appropriate ratio.
They need to be monitored continuously, with staff able to interpret and act immediately on their needs. Some patients will need artificial organ support and advanced therapies to help them.
General Critical Care is an exciting and challenging department due to the complex and specialist needs of our patients. The General Critical Care service has 30 bedded High Dependency and Intensive Care Units supporting polytrauma patients from around the Midlands region, patients requiring radiological interventions and patients with surgical, medical, orthopaedic and obstetric needs.
We provide a Critical Care Outreach Service and Critical Care Follow-Up Service. The services we provide include:
Tertiary Neurosurgical Referral Unit
Care for complex surgical patients
Care for ventilated patients
Care of patients requiring non-invasive ventilation
Care of neurological and general medical patients requiring therapies
Provide renal dialysis for unstable patients
Care for patients with complex infectious diseases
The Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit is managed by cardiac and respiratory teams with 22 beds. The Cardiothoracic Ward (Ward 11) and Critical Care Unit work closely together to provide a wide range of elective and emergency cardiac as well as thoracic surgery services alongside the Trust’s Major Trauma Centre.

Patients are admitted from other hospital departments based on their medical need.

We are located at University Hospital, Coventry, on the first floor.
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