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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 (18 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 admitted 858 patients in 2016.

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 562 admissions in 2016)

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Research, Development and Audit


Research, Development and Audit


We are currently recruiting to the following NIHR studies.


ART- 123

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.

Top UK recruiting site.

Sponsor  Asahi Kasei Pharma America Corporation. 

Site P.I. Dr. Ingeborg Welters 


REST. pRotective vEntilation With Veno-venouS Lung assisT in Respiratory Failure.

A multi-centre clinical trial which aims to determine whether veno-venous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (VV-ECCO2R) and lower tidal volume mechanical ventilation improves outcomes and is cost-effective, in comparison with standard care in patients who are mechanically ventilated for acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure.

Commenced 2016.

Sponsor Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Site P.I Dr. Ingeborg Welters.

SCAP- A molecular toolkit for the microbiological investigation of severe community acquired pneumonia

This study applies novel laboratory techniques based on DNA sequencing to samples from patients with severe community acquired pneumonia. The aim is to evaluate these techniques for their potential to improve diagnosis and understanding of severe pneumonia.

Commenced 2017.

Sponsor Imperial College London.

Site P.I Dr. Ingeborg Welters.

TEST -IT -Point Of Care Testing For Sepsis In ICU Patients: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study.

A multi centre study to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the Randox point of care (POC) multiplex polymerase chain reaction (Multiplex PCR) test in critically ill patients with suspected sepsis.

Commenced 2017.

Sponsor Site Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

P.I Dr. Ingeborg Welters.

PREVENTION HARP 2

Prevention Of Post-operative Complications By Using HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor In Patients Undergoing Oesophagectomy – A multicentre, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial.

Commenced 2017.

Sponsor Site Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

P.I Dr. Ingeborg Welters.

SPICE III Sedation Practices in Intensive Care Evaluation:

A Prospective Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of Early Goal Directed Sedation Compared with Standard Care in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Intensive Care.

Commenced 2017.

Sponsor Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG)

P.I Dr. Ingeborg Welters.



ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infections.

The ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infections is a "Rapid Response Research Protocol" that sits or rather “sleeps" in the DH NIHR Pandemic Preparedness Portfolio.

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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



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