High Dependency Unit

The High Dependency Unit (HDU) has been established to care for patients who generally need high level monitoring and management of their condition, including single organ failure that is expected to improve with a short stay in a HDU.

The High Dependency Unit is a specially staffed and equipped four bed unit able to provide care to patients at an intermediate clinical level with expert medical and nursing care and monitoring facilities. Medical staffs are generalist specialist clinicians and not intensivists. Generally patients will only be managed in the HDU for a period of up to 72 hours. If a patient’s condition is not substantially improving by 72 hours they will be transferred to a hospital with an Intensive Care Unit for ongoing care.

The High Dependency Unit has a Medical Director. Department of Medicine and Department of Surgery Medical Teams also provide daily patient ward rounds.

Medical Team

Medical Director

Nurse Unit Manager

Specialists

Emergency Medicine

General Medicine

Anaesthetists

General Surgeons

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

Ophthalmologists

Paediatricians

Orthopaedic Surgeons