ABOUT WELLINGTON ICU
Wellington Regional Hospital is the largest of three institutions operated by Capital & Coast District Health Board and is located in the suburb of Newtown in Wellington, New Zealand.
- Our Intensive Care Unit provides tertiary (advanced) level Intensive Care for a million people in central New Zealand living in the upper south & lower north island, covering a geographic radius of 300 kilometres. We support six public hospitals that have Intensive Care Units and one hospital that doesn't. To manage such a large area we run a busy Flight Retrieval Service with the capability to provide Intensive Care-level retrievals around the clock.
- We have 18 beds in our unit made up of 14 open bed spaces and 4 isolation beds in sealed side-rooms. Every bed space is equipped to provide either Intensive or High Dependency level care to both medical and surgical (post-operative) patients.
- We treat about 1600 patients every year of which 40% are elective (including 600 cardiothoracic patients). We have an average occupancy each morning of 12 patients with a range from 6 to 18. The median length of stay for patients is 28 hours, reflecting the high numbers of elective admissions. After this, 25% stay for the second day, 21% for 2-7 days, and 6% for longer than a week. We ventilate 75% of admissions and have an ICU mortality of approximately 10%.
Since 2007 we have published Annual Reports that summarise our activity during the previous financial year. These reports are publicly available and can be downloaded below.
We also collect feedback forms from patients and relatives who pass through our unit so that we can improve the care we provide to them. Some quotes from recent ICU feedback are shown at the bottom of the page.
The Intensive Care Service has a commitment to the provision of excellent and appropriate care within a multidisciplinary team. The service supports openness, honesty, communication and the dynamic professional development of all team members.
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