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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, 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 24 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 flexibly 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.

Our staff

Lead nurses

  • Lyn Bennett
    Matron
  • Nathan Smith
    Deputy Matron
  • Trevor Venes
    Lecturer Practitioner

Consultants

  • Dr Elaine Armstrong
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Graham Barker
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Henry Bettinson
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Respiratory Medicine
  • Dr Andy Chadwick
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Respiratory Medicine
  • Dr Claire Colebourn
    Specialty: Consultant Medical Intensivist / Clinical Lead for Critical Care Echocardiography
  • Dr Peyton Davis
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / ED
  • Dr James Day
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Oliver Dyar
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Clare MacEwen
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine
  • Dr David Garry (Clinical Lead)
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr John Griffiths
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Ben Griffiths
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine
  • Dr Raja Jayaram
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine
  • Dr Stuart McKechnie
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics / Regional Advisor ICM
  • Dr Julian Millo
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Matt Rowland
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Jonathan Salmon
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / General Medicine
  • Dr Toby Thomas
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / Anaesthetics
  • Dr Laura Vincent
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine
  • Dr Peter Watkinson
    Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine / General Medicine

Find us and contact us

Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU)

Level 1, John Radcliffe Hospital

When a patient is admitted to AICU, we will try to contact their next of kin as soon as possible.

These are contact details for the Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU).

  • Receptionist (Section B): 01865 220626
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm (nurses will answer at other times)
  • Email: AICUenquiries@ouh.nhs.uk

For enquiries relating to the Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit (CTCCU) or the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) please visit:

Working for us

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

Oxford Critical Care - Working for us

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