Wellington Intensive Care Unit

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This is the website for the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Regional Hospital

We are one of New Zealand's leading Intensive Care Units, admitting around 1800 patients every year. Our new state-of-the-art facility opened in April 2009 with a new extension built in 2018 taking us to 24 beds. We provide tertiary Intensive Care services for a million people in the centre of New Zealand within a geographic radius of 300 kilometres. The unit is open 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year and is staffed by a large team of experienced doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. We also provide a round-the-clock flight retrieval service to bring the sickest patients to our unit or transport patients around the country. Our unit has a strong education and research interest.

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We provide Intensive & High Dependency Care for a wide range of medical & surgical specialties including: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, General & Upper GI Surgery, ENT Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Services, General & Respiratory Medicine, Haematology, Toxicology & Renal patients.

We don't look after burns, or spinal injuries but are involved in their transfer to the New Zealand specialist centres that do. We manage most paediatric cases (150 per year) but refer the very young and the very sick on to Starship Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand's specialist child Intensive Care Unit.
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Useful information for visitors to Wellington ICU
Papers Wellington Intensive Care Unit
Academic papers written by the staff of Wellington ICU
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Education timetable & resources
Wellington ICU Aeromedical Retrieval Service
Information on the Wellington ICU Adult Flight Retrieval Service
Wellington ICU Bedspace
Some answers to commonly asked questions in ICU
Wellington ICU Ward Round
This website provides information for people visiting friends or relatives, medical or nursing staff who may wish to work with us, information for other health professionals about the courses we run, and is an education resource for the staff who work here. It is written & maintained by the staff of Wellington ICU.

Please use the red & white menu bar at the top of the page to find your way around or, if you know what you're looking for, use the Site Map to jump straight to it.
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