The Intensive Care (ICU) Service at Western Health includes the Footscray Hospital ICU and the Sunshine Hospital ICU. The ICU’s provide treatment and care to people with severe and life threatening conditions. When in ICU patients are monitored closely with specialist machines and treated with specialist medicines. The staff who are working in the ICU’s are specially trained.
The ICU service is currently 18 ICU beds across both Sunshine and Footscray Hospital. The ICU’s in Western Health are Level III tertiary referral centres, admitting over 1000 critically ill adults per year in a combination of both Intensive care and high dependency beds.
Western Health has 3 Emergency Departments, 4 Theatre Complexes, Cardiac Catheter Laboratories at Footscray and Sunshine hospitals and 600 ward beds across the network. As well as receiving referrals from within the network we also accept patients from other regional and metropolitan health services. The ICU’s are supported by an ICU Nurse Liaison Service at the both Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals.
Western Health is a teaching and training hospital. The ICU service runs an accredited training program for Intensive Care Registrars, an ICU entry level nursing Discovery Program for Registered Nurses and is the clinical centre for delivery of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Critical Care).
Associate Professor Craig FrenchICU Director[email protected]
Ms Kath Cowie Critical Care Services Manager[email protected]
Ms Meghan CuffeICU Nurse Unit Manager – Footscray ICU[email protected]
Mr Alex Angel ICU Nurse Unit Manager – Sunshine ICU