The ICU team provides a 24/7 critical care outreach service for patients who are ill but not severe enough to go to ICU. The outreach team continues to oversee the care of the ICU patients when they are discharged to the ward to ensure their recovery continues.
Some critically ill patients requiring specialist treatment like cardiac or neuro surgery are transferred to other hospitals. The ICU team has a specially designed ambulance transfer trolley (Ferno) which can take equipment like an intra-aortic balloon pump, which provides cardiovascular support to heart attack patients if required.
There is a designated room for stabilisation and preparation for transfer of critically ill children to specialist ICUs.