Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) looks after patients who are in a critically ill or unstable condition and need constant monitoring and support from highly-trained staff, equipment and medication.
There are many reasons why people may need care in the ICU, such as a planned admission following a major operation, or after a sudden illness or accident, such as sepsis or a severe head injury.
We aim to provide a high standard of care to all patients admitted to the ICU, providing patients with the individual care and support they require to aid their recovery and maintain their privacy and dignity at all times.
More on what we do
We use a wide range of specialised equipment in the ICU that is not available on the normal hospital ward. This allows very close monitoring of vital body functions and temporary support of those functions that cannot be maintained by the patient themselves.
Medical staff are always present on the unit and there is always at least one consultant on duty to ensure that patients have immediate access to a senior medical opinion.
The Intensive Care team consists of specialist consultants and nurses, who are supported by doctors in training and other members of the multidisciplinary team. Together, they provide care to critically ill adults and children within the Trust.
Where to find us
RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW
Level 2, Area K
If you want to get in touch with the department, you can contact us on 01392 402424.