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Intensive Care Unit Townsville Hospital - Resource directory


The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 14 bed level 6 tertiary ICU.  ICU manages all specialities apart from burns and transplants. The unit is run by medical and nursing staff that have advanced qualifications in Critical care. We welcome visitors outside our medical rounds which occur daily 8am-12pm.

POD 1 is our general ICU side where critically ill patients are more likely to need care for more than 24 hours e.g. Trauma.

POD 2 is our post-operative surgical side used mainly for patients who need overnight care e.g. post cardiac surgery.

Our paediatric patients are managed in Paediatric Intensive Care which located in POD 3 on the ICU floor.

The unit is a member of the State Wide Intensive Care Network and its performance is measured against all the other level 6 units in the state.

The unit runs a transition to intensive care for novice ICU nursing staff who then may choose to continue to post graduate studies in selected universities.

Contact Details

 Location Second Floor, North Block,  The Townsville Hospital,
 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814
 Postal Address IMB 35, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD4810
 Phone Main ICU: +61 7 4433 2600
 Facsimile +61 7 4433 2601

Referral Process

Referral by Medical/ Surgical Specialist.


The ICU is involved in multicentre trials and locally instituted trials.

Our Health Team

ICU Director: Dr Geoff Gordon

Staff Specialists: Dr John Evans, Dr Emma Hothershall, Dr Dewit Potgeierter, Dr Siva Thuran, Dr Melita Trout, Dr Adam Holyoak, Dr Sutrisno Gunawan.

Nurse Unit Manager: Ms Michellina Davies.

Clinical Nurse Consultant:  Ms Amanda Krauklis

Nurse Educator: Ms Clare Newton

Last updated: 19 December 2016