The Intensive Care Unit - The Townsville Hospital
About the Intensive Care Unit
The Townsville Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a tertiary referral unit serving the northern and far northern regions of the state. The unit recently underwent an extensive expansion and the new facility opened to the public in August 2011. The new unit comprises two individual Pods with a third built for future needs. Pod one manages general admissions (including paediatrics) and consists of seven individual rooms and four isolation rooms. Pod two manages surgical cases and has six open-plan bays. The ICU is situated in close proximity to the other critical care areas and the operating theatres. The ICU has current capacity for 13 patients; however, as the community grows there are future plans for growing the ICU to cater for up to 30 patients over three pods.
The Townsville Hospital’s ICU aims to promote a positive learning environment by encouraging participation in Queensland Health's Transition to Intensive Care Program and further study at a tertiary level.
For further information see the Intensive Care Unit entry in the Services Directory.
The ICU area is restricted between 8:30am-11:00am daily for medical ward rounds.
Visiting hours can be at the discretion of the nursing staff.
The ICU is located on the second floor of The Townsville Hospital.
Phone: + 61 7 4433 2600
Fax: + 61 7 4433 2601