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Intensive Care Unit


The Royal Adelaide Hospital ICU is one of the largest intensive care units in Australia. 

It is a leader in intensive care management of critically ill patients, as well as delivering award-winning research, innovation, education and training in critical care medicine. 

We deliver world-class care to patients with life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

The RAH ICU is a 48-bed unit that operates across 4 discreet pods, receiving over 3000 admissions a year from across South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

We provide specialised intensive care clinical services, acting as a major trauma centre and the state-wide referral centre for care of burns victims and spinal cord injury.

We deliver post-surgery care for neurosurgery and cardiac surgery, also providing mechanical supports including extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

As a university affiliated quaternary referral centre, the RAH ICU seamlessly integrates research, innovation, and training with its clinical services, including:

  • Dedicated education and training areas
  • Hi-fidelity clinical simulation training in our simulation lab
  • High-output research department with academic ties to the University of Adelaide
  • We translate our research and education into daily clinical practice to ensure we provide the best care possible to our ICU patients.

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