Intensive care units look after patients whose conditions are
life-threatening and who need constant, close monitoring and
support from equipment and medication.
Staff are highly trained in caring for the most severely ill
patients and specialist monitoring and treatment equipment is
At University Hospital of North Durham, this includes two
state-of-the-art treatment cubicles.
Larger than the standard bay, the newest cubicles have more
space for nurses and medical staff to work at the bedside. Instead
of curtains and blinds, the cubicles are segregated with high tech
glass which opaques out at a single touch. Not only boosting
infection control but also saving time and making the patient
environment lighter and brighter. The doors to the cubicles are
also electronic sliding to the side opening and closing at the
touch of a button and reducing noise levels for patients.
Published: 17 April 2012
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community