Intensive Care Unit

Visiting

Visiting Times: 2:00-3:00pm and 6:00-7:00pm

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.

Patient Rest Period is 12:00pm-2:00pm. There is strictly no visiting permitted at this time to allow the patients time to rest.

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. 

Reduce cross infection leaflet (PDF 128Kb)

Description

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.

Specialty

Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Nursing

Contact Details

Phone: (01) 4162561 or (01) 4162562

Clinical Nurse Managers

Jerome Powell (CNM III)

Brenda Cullinane (CNM II)

Rynagh Gilligan (CNM II)

Siobhan Hoey (CNM II)

Anne Marie Trait (CNM II)

Alan Phillips (CNM II)

Janice Savage (CNM II)

Valerie Clarke (CNM II)

Joseph Matthew (CNM II)

Joan Leamy (CNM II)

Marie McAuliffe(CNM II)

Location

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.