The Intensive Care Unit’s (ICU) at Western Health are located at Footscray Hospital and Sunshine Hospital. Our ICU’s consist of twenty-seven bed spaces and admit around 1000 patients per year.
We provide treatment and care to people with severe and life-threatening conditions using specialist staff and equipment for a diverse range of critically ill patients.
Care in ICU is provided by a team of staff including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians and other trained professionals. The ICU team works closely with medical specialities to develop individual treatment plans for our patients.
The ICU is supported by the Critical Care Outreach team, comprised of ICU Liaison Nurses who provide a consultation and referral service for the management of patients with high acuity and complex needs. The ICU Liaison team also respond to all adult medical emergency and adult Code Blue calls.
Our priority and focus is the care of our patients, and visits from loved ones is an important part of recovery. There are a number of conditions for visiting the ICU, as the ICU is a specialty area providing close monitoring and treatment of patients who may be very ill. Please speak with staff who are caring for your loved one if you have any questions about visiting hours.
12:00pm to 8pm, 7 days per week
Two visitors at the bedside at a time
Children may visit but please discuss with ICU staff prior to visiting.
Western Health is one of Victoria’s largest health services and employees over 11,000 people. Our ICU Services are expanding, as we provide care to one of the fastest growing communities in Victoria in addition to being a tertiary referral centre.
We are seeking passionate Registered Nurses to join our team. Visit our Critical Care Nursing page to find out more.
Critical Care Nursing Recruitment
Western Health has a strong reputation for leadership, training and research and our teaching hospitals are affiliated with the University of Melbourne and Notre Dame University. Visit the Western Doctors page to find out more.
Why Western Health - Western Doctors
Associate Professor Craig FrenchDirector of Intensive Care
Kylie Fisher Critical Care Services Operations Manager
Meghan Read ICU Nurse Unit Manager – Footscray ICU
Samantha Angiolella ICU Nurse Unit Manager – Sunshine ICU
Footscray ICUPhone: 8345 6666 (Switchboard)Please ask to be connected with the Footscray ICU
Sunshine ICUPhone: 8345 1333 (Switchboard)Please ask to be connected with the Sunshine ICU