The Critical Care Unit is a highly specialised area within the hospital.

We look after critically ill patients whose conditions can be life-threatening and who need constant, close monitoring and organ support from highly trained staff, equipment and medication.

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How to access the service

Patients are admitted either as emergency admissions who have often developed a sudden critical illness and deteriorated rapidly or planned admissions after some complex operations where they require a period of close monitoring or after major surgery. These patients are reviewed daily by one of the critical care consultants as well as their own surgical team. These patients often need closer monitoring for 12 – 36 hours after surgery before returning to the ward for on-going care.

Where to find us

Critical Care Unit A, Critical Care Unit B and Critical Care Unit C can all be found on level 2 at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

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