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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Critical Care mission statement 2023 - 2024

  1. Transform the workforce to allow individuals to reach their full potential and sieze opportunities in new ways of working.
  2. Develop a 7-day MDT service which is based on providing excellence in patient care.
  3. Be at the forefront of research and innovation in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
  4. Embrace technology and data to improve our processes, identify key areas for improvement and showcase excellence.
  5. Take on new opportunities to ensure patients' needs are met including the development of tertiary services.

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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