Wards A - Z

Ward Details
 Ward / Unit Name:   High Dependency Unit (HDU)
 Location:  Level 3, top floor, original Mater Hospital building
 Telephone Number:  01 803 2754 / 01 803 2755
 Speciality / Service:  The HDU operates as a direct referral Unit for post-op surgical patients and is also a step-down Unit for ICU patients who remain too unwell for a return to a normal hospital ward.
 No. of Beds:  The HDU has 13 beds
  • The HDU and ICU work very close together to progress those very unwell patients back to a normal ward environment.

  • In general the HDU provides 1:2 nursing care.

  • Similar to ICU, staff look after some of the sickest patients in the hospital and can be extremely busy.
Visiting Arrangements
 Visiting Times:  As per hospital policy.
 Visiting Restrictions:  As per hospital policy.

Further Information

For further informations see Nursing in the High Dependency Unit.

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