Paediatric Critical Care Unit
Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) is a 24/7 service, treating children from birth up to 16 years old with:
- life threatening, potentially recoverable illnesses or injuries
- actual or impending organ failure
- respiratory and cardiovascular conditions requiring support
- other conditions that need high-intensity medical and nursing care.
The unit has two critical care beds or four high dependency beds and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team, including paediatric intensivists, specialised paediatric critical care nursing and allied health staff.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s PCCU is part of the state-wide Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care Service, which is managed and coordinated centrally by Children’s Health Services Queensland.
The PCCU is an active member on the Queensland Paediatric Intensive Care Clinical Advisory Group and Queensland Paediatric Intensive Care Clinical Network. The service is committed to leading training and education in paediatric critical care in this region, as well as developing its research capability and participating in collaborative clinical research to improve paediatric care.