Critical/Intensive Care Services

The Trust provides intensive care and high dependency services at both Antrim Area Hospital and Causeway Hospital.

Arrangements during Covid-19 Pandemic

The hospital continues to maintain a critical care service (ICU) to support the provision of emergency and acute services, including much of the Northern Trust’s red flag cancer surgery.

During the COVID-19 surge period, if a patient requires mechanical ventilation they will be stabilised and safely transferred to Antrim Area or another critical care Unit within the Northern Ireland Critical Care Network.

This is a temporary arrangement and reflects the limited anaesthetic medical and ICU nursing workforce in Causeway for mechanical ventilation and the fact that other hospitals such as Antrim Area have been specifically set up to deal with such cases.

 

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