The Critical Care Unit is composed of two sections; Intensive Care and Telemetry. An inter-disciplinary team approach is used in the management of patient care in our Critical Care Unit.
HPHA promotes and supports patient and family-centred care. Involvement of designated family and loved ones during a patient's stay is encouraged. Our visiting guidelines are designed to balance the patient's needs for visitors and the health care team's responsibilities to provide timely treatments and procedures. Families and other partners in care are welcome 24 hours a day according to patient preference, condition and care needs. Please check with unit staff about optimal visiting times for the patient.
Location: Stratford Site: East Building, Level 2
Contact Information: 519-272-8210 Ext. 2500
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides comprehensive care for persons who are critically ill and who can benefit from treatment, using an inter-disciplinary approach. Our patients are typically adult medical, surgical and cardiac patients requiring acute and life-saving interventions.
The Telemetry Unit is located provides continuous cardiac monitoring, and specialized care. A majority of the patients admitted to this unit have heart concerns. Others are patients with conditions such as pneumonia or renal failure, or are surgical patients who need heart monitoring.
Patients who are admitted with a primary cardiac focus will be connected to telemetry equipment that monitors the activity of the heart, while permitting freedom of movement around the unit. Registered nurses who are knowledgeable in arrhythmia interpretation view patient heart activity through a centralized computer system. This allows our nurses and physicians to respond immediately to any changes in the patient’s cardiac condition.