Intensive Care Unit
Strathfield Private Hospital’s 6 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides care for a variety of medical and surgical conditions and has long standing expertise in the management of patients after complex cardiac surgeries. We also have a 4 bed Coronary Care Unit, which provides specialized care for patients post-cardiac procedures.
Our ICU is accredited with the College of Intensive Care Medicine and provides highly specialised care for patients who require constant monitoring, intensive nursing care and advanced respiratory, cardiac and renal support therapies. Our experienced and dedicated team of Intensive Care Consultants and specialised nurses provide 24 hour care.
Each day our ICU is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team including:
- A senior intensive care consultant
- ICU registrar
- Nurse manager
- Beside nurse
- Be prepared to see lots of lines, tubes, wires & 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 with the microbial hand gel provided when entering & leaving the unit
- You may be asked to wait in the waiting room during procedures & medical rounds
We have a range of support services available to both patients and visitors. Some of these services may incur an extra cost.
- Interpreting service
- Chaplaincy services
- Social Worker
- Waiting area: Comfortable seating area with TV and magazines
- Café: Located on ground floor upon entrance to the hospital
- Public Telephone and Taxi phone: Located in waiting area by front reception on ground floor
- Recommended visiting hours are from 10.00am - 12.00pm
- Unless specifically requested by the family or the patient, only immediate family should visit patients in ICU
- A limit of two visitors is permitted to enter at any one time
- Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult when visiting
- Rest period for the patients is between 2pm & 3pm
- Visitors should notify staff of their arrival by pressing the doorbell outside the unit and waiting for a staff member to answer
- Due to the unpredictable nature of the ICU a registered nurse or team leader must authorise visitor access to the unit
- Relatives are encouraged not to remain at the hospital overnight
In accordance with privacy legislation, medical information cannot be given out over the phone.