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What to expect if your loved one is severely ill

The intensive care unit (ICU) provides treatment to patients who are severely ill, suffering from multi-organ failure or unable to breathe on their own.

Patients may be transferred to an ICU when they require advanced monitoring and respiratory or cardiac support.

Depending on the nature of their illness, patients may need to be transferred to a different hospital for services and care specific to their condition. 

Learn more

If you have a loved one in hospital, you may wish to review the following information before coming to the ICU:

We want to hear from you

If you’d like to provide feedback on care received in one of our ICUs, please complete our Patient Satisfaction Survey.

If you are unhappy with the service you received, you are encouraged to speak with the person who provided the service, or to the manager of the area. All patients and clients are encouraged to try and resolve any issues at the time and place care is received.

If you still feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, you can contact the IH Patient Care Quality Office directly for further action.


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