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Critical Care

ITUCritical Care may be broadly defined as a service for patients who have potentially recoverable conditions who can benefit from more detailed observation and invasive treatment than can be provided safely in an ordinary ward. It is usually reserved for patients with threatened or established organ failure often arising as a result or complication of an acute illness or trauma or as a predictable phase in a planned treatment programme such as major surgery. Critical Care represents the highest level of continuing patient care and treatment.

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital