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About the ICU

 

Contacting us

Medical Staff

Nursing Staff & Outreach 

Other Staff

Research, Development and Audit


The Hospital



 

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) [photo] is a 19 bed (17 staffed) facility situated on the 1st floor of the Hospital, XYZ side. It moved into its present accommodation in 1992. 

We also staff a 14 bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) on the 8th floor (8B-HDU) that was opened in late 2009. HDU admits about 700 patients per year.

We are also responsible for a Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT) which works throughout the hospital.

Both units are housed within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, an acute teaching hospital close to Liverpool City centre.


               Contacting us

ICU Secretary: Helen Allanson: 0151 706 3191 or 0151 706 3853

Who can be e-mailed with the format: firstname.surname@rlbuht.nhs.uk

The ICU direct line: 0151 706 2400

The CCOT direct line: 0151 706 5813

 

[If calling from overseas dial: + 44 151 706 XXXX]

 

Department of Intensive Care, 12th Floor, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, LIVERPOOL, L7 8XP

 

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Medical Staff

 

The Clinical Director of Intensive Care:

The other Consultant Intensivist Staff are:


 

Staff can be e-mailed with the format: firstname.surname@rlbuht.nhs.uk

 

The consultant staff are supported by one or two Clinical Fellows (12 months' post), although currently none are in post, as well as other trainees who operate on a shift system designed to produce an average working week of 48 hours:

Trainees are seconded from The Department of Anaesthesia and from other departments such as Acute Medicine and Respiratory Medicine as well as "Common Stem" trainees. We also train about six Foundation Year doctors.

The Intensive Care staff have also managed the hospital's High Dependency Unit (located in 8B-HDU) since late 2009

The Department of Anaesthesia's medical staff manage the Hospital's Post-operative Critical Care Unit (POCCU) (about 700 admissions per year)

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About the ICU

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Research, Development and Audit



Recently completed studies and studies under way:

Immune modulators for the early diagnosis of sepsis (MOD study)

 An International Multi Centre study to investigate immune modulators for the early diagnosis of sepsis in patients undergoing major elective surgery.

Commenced 2009. UKCRN ID:  6825.    Sponsor: DstL.    Site P.I.s: Dr. Jonathan Walker, Dr. Richard Wenstone

A phase III, international, randomised, double–blind, placebo–controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of ART-123 in subjects with severe sepsis and coagulopathy.

Commenced 2013. First patient recruited 2015. Only 3 other UK patients recruited.

UKCRN ID:  13862.  Sponsor:  Asahi Kasei Pharma America Corporation.  Site P.I.: Dr Ingeborg Welters 

Protocolised Trial of Invasive and Non-invasive Weaning Off Ventilation

The Breathe study is a pragmatic, randomised, controlled, open, multi-centre, effectiveness trial to determine if the use of Non Invasive Ventillation as an intermediate step in the protocolised weaning of patients off invasive ventilation is clinically and cost effective. Patients with respiratory failure who have received invasive ventilation for more than 48 hours (from the time of intubation) and fail a spontaneous breathing test (SBT) will be randomised in a 1:1 ratio to invasive or non-invasive weaning strategies.

Commenced 2015. UKCRN ID 13347   Sponsors. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust University of Warwick    Site P.I. Dr Ingeborg Welters


Biomarker-based Exclusion of VAP for Improved Antibiotic Stewardship

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Biomarker-based Exclusion of VAP to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship.

Commenced 2015. UKCRN ID 14666.     Sponsors. Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.     Site P.I. Dr Ingeborg Welters



(Isovolumic contraction velocity. Improving echocardiography in the critical care setting and predicting outcomes)

A 2-Centre study aiming to assess feasibility of using isovolumic contraction velocity (IVCV) in the critical care setting.

Commenced 2012.  Sponsors: Aintree University Hospitals, Royal Liverpool University Hospital. 

Site P.I.: Dr Ingeborg Welters.

 

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Audit

 

Nursing Staff & Critical Care Outreach


 

The above may be contacted by e-mail [with the format: firstname.surname@rlbuht.nhs.uk] or by by telephone [ICU direct line: 0151 706 2400; CCOT direct line: 0151 706 5813]

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Other Staff

As well as Medical, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medical Engineering Staff, the Unit is complemented by a specialist technician (Operating Department Practitioner), John Murphy.
  

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About Critical Care in our local area:


For further information about Intensive Care in the Cheshire & Mersey area, follow the links to the Association of Mersey Intensive Care Units, A.M.I.C.U. (A link to the Cheshire and Mersey Critical Care Network's own web site can be found here.)

Further information about our local network can be found here: www.cmccn.nhs.uk


The Intensive Care Unit is one of over 30 ICUs in the North West of England which take part in the Intensive Care Bed Information Service, I.C.B.I.S.

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