Critical Care Unit
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Critical Care Unit is a purpose built, 30 bedded, state-of-the-art facility divided into two distinct areas;
Our Post-Operative Critical Care Unit (POCCU) is a 19 bedded area.
Our Itensive Care Unit (ICU) boasts 11 individual rooms, six of which include isolation capacity, making this the largest facility of its kind in the region.
Ward Contact Details
POCCU 1 0151 600 1148 / 1116
POCCU 2 0151 600 1140 / 1141
ITU 0151 600 1147 / 1117
Ward Reception 0151 600 1017
What Type of Patients Stay on the Critical Care Unit?
- Patients come to POCCU following major surgery. They usually stay for 24-48 hours.
- Patients on ITU require longer and more intensive treatment/care.
Special Instructions for Patients staying in the Critical Care Unit
- During your stay in POCCU/ITU the amount of property/belongings that you will require is minimal.
Whilst a patient is on critical care it is recommended that only close/immediate family/carers visit. The amount of space around each bed space only allows for 2 people to visit at any one time.
08:00 - 20:00
The nature of Critical Care means that on occasion you may be asked to wait outside if your relative needs specific care, treatment or therapy at that time.
Dinner: 4:30- 5:00
Finding the Critical Care Unit
The Critical Care Unit in situated on Level 3 in the new building.
Access to the Ward
Critical care is accessed via an intercom system. Once inside there is a manned reception desk.