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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 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 24 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 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: 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

Lead nurses

  • Lyn Bennett
    Matron
  • Nathan Smith
    Deputy Matron

Find us and contact us

Level 1, Surgery and Diagnostics, Churchill Hospital

Enquiries about patients currently on CICU: 01865 235078 / 235077 / 235074

Non-patient related enquiries:

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