Critical Care Services
The AAR Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides complex 24-hour medical and nursing care, as well as specialised equipment for patients requiring a higher level of care. Patients are admitted to the ICU either electively after a planned major operation or because of an emergency that may arise during hospital admission. The surgical procedures that require postoperative admission to Intensive Care include all major traumatic, thoracic and neurosurgeries.
Other admission reasons include prolonged and complex surgery and post-operative monitoring of other chronic health conditions, such as heart or lung disease. The ICU has 12 beds and adjacent to it, is a nine (9) bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) which allows for step down of patients from ICU as they gain recovery and are out of danger. Neonates requiring critical care are attended in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.