Frankston Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit comprises a state-of-the-art, purpose built, 15 bed ward that admits more than 1200 intensive care and high-dependency patients each year.
The ICU team consists of a senior consultant team of seven specialists with a junior medical team of 11 physicians and up to 80 nurses, all specialising in providing evidence-based holistic care.
Patients are offered true multidisciplinary care with dedicated pharmacists, dietitians, physiotherapists and speech therapists constituting an integral part of the ICU.
The ICU has an active medical training and education program that enhances clinical development and provides advanced levels of critical care practice for all medical staff.
Research is an integral component of the ICU and the last decade has seen substantial progress in critical care related research incorporating sedation, renal replacement therapy, nutrition and mechanical ventilation.
Refurbished in late 2010 as part of a $45 million dollar development, the new unit incorporates innovative design principles that emphasise natural light and privacy technologies to address patient well-being & safety, staff welfare and human behaviour.
The ICU is affiliated with Monash and Deakin Universities, is a level III accredited Intensive Care Unit, and is classified as a C12 unit by the College of Critical Care Medicine for advanced training in intensive care.