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Intensive Care Unit receive some TLC
06 June 2018

The Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital has moved back to its newly refurbished home on Level B.

The unit has been redecorated throughout creating a bright, fresh environment for patients and staff to occupy. The flooring has been replaced and improvements have been made to the IT infrastucture and to the nurses’ station creating a much more spacious area for staff to work.

Whilst the improvement work was carried out the entire intensive care unit moved out of the area and up to the coronary care unit in the north hospital which was a huge undertaking. But the teams worked together and made the move a seamless process with minimal disruption to patients and other hospital services.

Delighted to return to their newly refurbished unit, Vikki Crickmore, Interim Head of Nursing for Clinical Support, Diagnostics and Cancer Services and Lead for Critical Care Outreach, said; “We never under estimated how much work would be involved to completely relocate to a different part of the hospital but good forward planning, communication and team work made the process so much easier than we thought it would be. A huge thank you to our colleagues in the coronary care unit for making us feel so welcome over the past 4 weeks and for all the hospital services who were involved in making the move hassle free.

“The intensive care team have worked incredibly hard moving all the equipment and kit up and down the corridor and making sure that our critically ill patients and their families were moved safely. The unit looks really lovely and it’s nice to be home.”

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