We provide intensive care to patients who need the highest level of support, for instance after having heart or lung surgery. Both our hospitals have dedicated units, with specialist staff and equipment to monitor and aid patients as they recover.
We are also at the forefront of research into critical care, where we investigate how effective the standard intensive care methods are and how we can improve them. Advances made through this research have been taken up by hospitals across the country and benefited patients throughout the NHS.
We have several dedicated adult critical care consultants and a professor of intensive care medicine, making us one of the few hospitals in the country to do so.
Read one patient's account of her recovery in the adult intensive care unit.