Critical care

The Critical Care Unit at Airedale hospital is made up of fifteen beds. These are for the care and treatment of acute and critically ill patients who require cardiac, respiratory, renal and other organ support. This includes patients who may have had a heart attack, need to be ventilated, are recovering from major surgery or have kidney failure and must be dialysed. The unit is divided into three areas, the Intensive Care Unit, the High Dependency Unit and the Coronary Care Unit.

Each of the areas has the right level of equipment and ratio of staff to ensure that our patients receive the correct level of monitoring and treatment that they require. The medical and nursing staff are highly trained and endeavour to deliver the highest quality care at all times.

During 2015/16 there is a plan to refurbish the critical care unit as part of the hospital rolling refurbishment programme.