Closely aligned with the ICU at the MMUH, the High Dependency Unit is a 13-bedded Unit including both a 7 bed and a 4 bed open plan area plus, 2 isolation cubicles. The expertise of the nursing, medical and the wider multidisciplinary team - supported by the use of advanced therapies - ensure that the care of the Critically ill is delivered to an optimum standard. Care provision within the unit supports a broad range of clinical specialities and include:
- Advanced respiratory support
- Advanced cardiac support
- Vascular surgeries (including carotid endarterectomy, Peripheral vascular bypass and aneurysm repair)
- Spinal Injuries (National Speciality)
- Colorectal surgery
- Hepato-billary surgery
- Cardio-Thoracic surgery
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Plastic Surgery
- Patients transferred from other specialist units both within and outside the MMUH.
- Advanced Non-Invasive Ventilation support (NiPPY, BiPAP, CPAP)
- Arterial blood gas analysis
- Advanced Haemodynamic monitoring
- Inotropic Support
The HDU actively supports the continuous development of all staff within the Unit. A competency-based programme is available to all the nursing staff. The Unit additionally supports competency development for staff external to the Unit (within the MMUH and to other hospitals). These programmes include haemodynamic monitoring, respiratory management and non-invasive ventilation techniques.
IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio (ICIP):
The ICIP is an electronically integrated patient care application, which has recently been introduced in the clinical environment within ICU and HDU.