Patients are our top priority at Lifeline Hospital and within the Critical Care Department. The Critical Care Department cares for patients who require intensive care during life threatening illness or injury. From admission to discharge, we are committed to the care and comfort of our patients and families. The health-care team, as well as the information provided on this site, is available to you for any questions or concerns you may have.
Critical care also is called intensive care. Critical care treatment takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital. In the ICU, patients get round-the-clock care by a specially trained team.
Critical care is appropriate for hospital patients of every age who are severely ill. Patients may go to the ICU from the Emergency Department, or may move there from the general hospital ward if they become critically ill. Examples of patients who need critical care includes those who undergo very invasive surgery or who have poor outcomes after surgery, those who are severely injured in an accident, people with serious infections, or people who have trouble breathing on their own and require a ventilator to breathe for them.
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