Intensive Care Department
The new state of the art Intensive Care & Burn Units have been built and equipped through a generous philanthropic donation made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in the name of his late mother, Fahda Bint Alasi bin Shraim. The new unit, which was opened in May 2000, has been dedicated and named in her memory. The Intensive Care Department is organized to provide a unified, multidisciplinary approach to critical care in a state-of-the-art, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) and to support critically ill patients throughout the hospital via the Critical Care Response Team (CCRT).
Critically ill medical and surgical patients are managed in a consultant based system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Critical Care Board certified Intensivists who are also qualified in the fields of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine. Working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of critical care fellows, critical care nurses, respiratory care practitioners, clinical pharmacists, nutritionists, physical therapists and others, the department strives to provide the best evidence-based care at the highest safety and quality standards. The consultant-based coverage has been a role model worldwide. In addition, the department has become a center for promoting critical care education throughout the country and the region. The department has active clinical research program and has conducted and participated in multiple international Randomized-Controlled Trials.
The Mission of the Intensive Care Department is to provide exemplary care for critically ill patients at the optimal safety and quality standards, conduct cutting edge research related to critical care medicine, and educate tomorrow’s leaders in the management of acute life-threatening illnesses and to promote critical care profession locally and worldwide.