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About Critical Care

The multi-disciplinary combined Intensive Care Units at Groote Schuur Hospital are jointly managed by the Division of Critical Care Medicine, headed by Dr Ivan Joubert, of the Department of Anaesthesia. The clinicians comprise four specialist in critical care medicine, pulmonary physicians, and anaesthetists, who together bring many decades of considerable clinical experience and skill in the management of severely and critically ill patients. The ICUs comprise 22 adult beds with a variety of patient types including critically injured adult trauma (motor vehicle accidents, gunshots and stabbings), organ transplantation recipients, cardiothoracic surgery patients, and a mix of medical, obstetric and surgical cases with high anaesthetic risk. This multi-disciplinary facility provides a training platform for registrars in training in various disciplines, critical care nursing sisters, clinical technologists and various other health professionals.