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Who we are

Wellington ICU has around 250 staff to provide round-the-clock care for up to 24 ICU patients at a time. Every patient on life support has one nurse with them all the time, with doctors present in the ICU 24/7. Medical decisions are made by a team of ICU specialists during the three daily ward rounds. They work with and supervise doctors who are training in Intensive Care and other medical specialties.

Senior nurses lead the nursing team and provide education, mentorship and support. The clinical team is completed by Allied Health who provide expertise in a variety of areas to help patients during and after their ICU stay. Finally, clinical staff are supported by ward clerks, administrators and IT experts who keep the ICU running smoothly.

More information on the different ICU team members can be found below.


We have 16 ICU specialists supervising more than 25 junior doctors. We are a major international ICU training & research centre


Expert physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, speech & language therapists, psychologists, whānau care, and social workers all help support patients during their time in ICU


Almost 200 nurses provide care at the bedside, as educators, technicians and research nurses, in the air as part of our retrieval service, and across the hospital as part of the Patient At Risk team


Ward administrators, secretaries, volunteers and IT specialists support both staff and patients and ensure the unit runs smoothly

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Level 3
Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street
Newtown, Wellington
New Zealand

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