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Adult Intensive Care Unit

One of the most striking developments over the last 30 years has been the ability to support patients with multiple organ failure until they can recover.

Developments in the science of intensive and high-dependency care have allowed medicine to carry out increasingly complex and advanced treatments for serious disease. The Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU), based at the John Radcliffe Hospital site, cares for adult patients who are critically ill and are in need of this intensive and high-dependency care. Our aim is to provide high standards of care to patients and to support visitors and relatives as best we can. All our staff strive to maintain these standards.

The AICU, based at the John Rafcliffe Hospital Site, currently has 16 beds that are split into three adjacent clinical areas: Unit A has two isolation siderooms and four beds in the main area; Unit B has four beds in the main area; Unit C has two isolation siderooms and four beds in the main area.

The unit is part of a larger service which provides the ability to care for 19 occupied beds. This total number of beds is achieved together with the Churchill Intensive Care Unit (CICU), based at the Churchill Hospital site. Our nursing and medical staff work between the two sites to enable this to happen.

The AICU provides this service for both the John Radcliffe Hospital site and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

The activity on the unit is a combination of acute and emergency medicine and surgery. The unit offers a co-operative service that enables the provision of a regional Trauma and Vascular Centre. In addition, a maxillofacial surgical service is supported.

Consultants

  • Dr Graham Barker
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Stuart Benham
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Henry Bettinson
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Respiratory Medicine
  • Dr Jonathan Chantler
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Claire Colebourn
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / General Medicine
  • Dr Oliver Dyar
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr David Garry
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr John Griffiths
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Stuart McKechnie
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Julian Millo (Clinical Lead)
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Jonathan Salmon
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / General Medicine
  • Dr Peter Watkinson
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / General Medicine
  • Dr Douglas Wilkinson
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Adrian Wong
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics

Lead nurses

  • Matt Holdaway
    Matron
  • Lyn Bennett
    Deputy Matron
  • Lorna Gale
    Deputy Matron

Find us and contact us

The unit is on Level 1 of the John Radcliffe Hospital.

For enquiries about patients currently on AICU:

  • Tel: 01865 220626 / 220626 / 220624

For non-patient related enquiries:

Working for us

For information about working for the Adult Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, please visit:

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