Critical care outreach team

We're a specialist nursing team available for ward staff to call 24 hours a day for advice, support and to provide treatment if you're very ill or deteriorating. This means we can help to stop you needing to move into critical care.

If you do need to move into intensive care or high dependency, we help to speed up the process. We'll stay on the ward and work with you while a bed is located, then help with the transfer. We'll keep you and your family informed on what's happening, and can answer any questions you have.

Our team is one of the largest and most highly trained in the region, and covers all areas of the Trust apart from children's services. We also spend time educating staff on the wards about critical care, including spotting early signs of deterioriation so we can act quickly.

We are based on E level, Centre Block in Southampton General Hospital

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