Intensive care

The intensive care facilities across Southampton General Hospital and the Princess Anne Hospital provide a variety of specialist services. These include:  

  • The cardiac intensive care unit, which looks after people who are seriously ill with heart or lung problems.
  • The critical care unit, which provides support for patients whose conditions are potentially life-threatening. 
  • The paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), which provides specialist care to children aged 0-18 years. It is a combined medical and surgical unit specialising in cardiac, neuro-, spinal and neonatal surgery and operates a 24-hour retrieval service.
  • The general intensive care unit (GICU) looks after people who are seriously ill. The unit prides itself on its highly trained multi-disciplinary team. It normally takes patients who have just come out from the operating theatre, or people who have been admitted as emergency cases.
  • The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) based at the Princess Anne Hospital, provides specialist care to sick term and pre-term (premature) newborn babies. The unit is a combined medical and surgical unit, which provides a wide range of paediatric services.
  • The neurosciences intensive care unit provides specialised intensive care services for patients who have severe illnesses affecting their brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves.