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The Cardiothoracic Critical Care service covers 18 beds of specialist critical care. We have an approximate 50:50 split between elective and emergency activity which commonly includes:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Respiratory Support

Working within the Critical Care Directorate the service is fully capable of caring and treating for any type of patient requiring multiple organ supports and intesnive care.

Our range of therapies are broad and include:

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping;
  • Oscillation/Nitric Oxide/APRV;
  • Haemofiltration.

We have an active audit team and an emerging research drive and contribute to national initiatives (such as ICNARC and NCBC).


Unit information

  • 21 ICU Beds
  • CTICU: Beds 1 – 15
  • CTICU A: Beds 16 – 21