Intensive Care Unit


Visiting Times: 14:00-19:00

Special Visiting Arrangements can be accommodated if discussed in advance with the Nursing team.

Visiting is limited to immediate family members or very close friends. There should be no more than 2 visitors at the bedside at one time.

All visitors are asked to speak with nursing staff via the intercom/internal phone from the Waiting Room prior to entering ICU.

You may be asked to leave ICU if the patient requires any intervention by nursing or medical staff.

Fresh flowers or plants are not permitted.

No children under 16 years  permitted to visit without prior discussion and agreement with the CNM/Consultant.

Please see leaflet below on helping to reduce cross infection in intensive care. 

Note: Visiting times are different to wards, please check when your relative is transferred to another area

Information for Patients & Relatives - ICU (PDF 3,014Kb)

Reduce cross infection leaflet (PDF 128Kb)

ICU Patient, Relative and Carer Support Group


The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St James’s Hospital is a tertiary referral centre, providing advanced therapies and supporting a wide range of specialties. In the General Intensive Care Unit we care for patients who are critically ill and require specialist medical and nursing interventions and/or close monitoring.  It is a 16-bedded unit with a combination of open plan beds and isolation rooms.

Patient care and treatment in the ICU is under the supervision of a team of Consultants in Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthetists in conjunction with the Primary admitting team.

The Intensive Care service is run jointly with the High Dependency Unit (HDU) with  a range of multi-professionals including Consultants in Intensive Care Medicine/ Anaesthetists, ICU nurses, physiotherapists, speech & language therapist, clinical nutritionist, pharmacist, janitors along with a range of support staff.


Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Nursing

Contact Details

Phone: (01) 4162561 or (01) 4162562

Clinical Nurse Managers

Rynagh Gilligan (CNM III)

Brenda Cullinane (CNM II)

Siobhan Hoey (CNM II)

Alan Phillips (CNM II)

Janice Savage (CNM II)

Joseph Matthew (CNM II)

Joan Leamy (CNM II)

Marie McAuliffe(CNM II)

Geraldine Lee (CNM II)

Ciara Malone (CNM II)

Ann Marie Duff (CNM II)


From the James’s Street entrance proceed to Junction 2, turn left and enter the main hospital building.

Continue straight and take the last right towards the blue Route 4. Take the second left turn. Take the lift to the first floor. Exit the lift to the left and take the next left down the corridor. The Intensive Care Unit double doors entrance is located on the right hand side.

GICU/HDU Visitor Satisfaction Survey