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Critical care unit

Critical care unit at The Priory Hospital

The service provided by the Critical Care Unit at The Priory Hospital enables complex surgery to be performed.

The 6-bedded level 3 Critical Care Unit mirrors similar units in the NHS offering a fully staffed team including round the clock consultant and resident intensive care cover. 

A consultant intensivist performs two ward rounds a day and is immediately available at all times, 365 days of the year.

Through our team, we are able to offer adult patients 24 hour access to non-invasive and advanced mechanical ventilation, modern continuous haemodynamic monitoring systems and different modalities of renal replacement therapy.

All of our clinicians have dedicated operating theatres to work in, and the latest monitoring, including a central cardiac monitoring system, linked to the Critical Care Unit, and a dedicated multi-disciplinary team which includes:

  • Consultant Intensivists
  • Critical Care specialist nurses
  • Resident Medical Officers
  • Radiologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Perfusionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dieticians BMI

We offer specialised care for:

  • Patients requiring advanced care following major complex surgical procedures
  • Patients with a variety of medical conditions who require complex multi-organ support
  • High risk patients undergoing minor/intermediate procedures e.g. patients with sleep apnoea, or complex medical histories

Major complex procedures include:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiology & interventional cardiology
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Complex gynaecological procedures
  • ENT – tumour, thyroid, neck
  • General surgery (bowel surgery / laparoscopic)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Renal / urological procedures
  • Spinal surgery
  • Thoracic surgery

  • All patients are welcome – whether they choose to pay directly for their treatment or by using their private medical insurance
  • We arrange direct settlement with insurance companies, but patients should pre-check their level of cover
  • For self-paying patients we accept a number of payment methods including our flexible payments option from Chrysalis Finance.