If you are critically ill or have life-threatening conditions, you need our intensive care unit (ICU). In the ICU, you get around the clock monitoring, life support and highly specialized care. All of these are to ensure your body function normally.
There are many different reasons why you may need intensive care. You may not be able to breathe on your own or have major problems with one or more organs. Other reasons include:
- After a serious motor accident, where you sustained severe injuries or severe burns
- Severe short-term condition, like a heart attack or a stroke
- Serious infection such as sepsis or pneumonia
- After major surgery, as a planned part of your recovery or an emergency measure.
What set the ICU apart from ordinary ward are equipment, the carers and fewer visitors.