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Churchill 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 Churchill Intensive Care Unit (CICU), based at the Churchill 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 CICU currently has eight beds, six on the main unit, and two isolation siderooms. 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 Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU), based at the John Radcliffe Hospital site. Our nursing and medical staff work between the two sites to enable this to happen.

The CICU provides this service for the Churchill Hospital site with the main work activity being elective surgical work.

The two main specialties provided are cancer and organ transplant surgery. Other specialties include:

  • haematology (blood disorders)
  • renal and urology (kidney and urinary tract disorders)
  • infectious diseases
  • endocrine (disorders with glands that produce hormones)
  • respiratory (chest disorders) medicine.

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
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Jonathan Salmon (Director)
    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 Churchill Hospital Surgery and Diagnostics building.

For enquiries about patients currently on CICU:

  • Tel: 01865 235078 / 235077 / 235074

For non-patient related enquiries:

 

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