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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The RMH Intensive Care Unit provides sophisticated care and life support for seriously ill or injured patients.

The Intensive Care Unit provides sophisticated care and life support for seriously ill or injured patients. The Unit has 24 beds comprising both Intensive Care and High Dependency beds. It provides a full range of Level 3 adult intensive care services catering for patients within the hospital, from the Emergency Department and transfers from other hospitals.

More than 2000 patients are admitted each year to the Unit. We typically care for patients who need care for cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, complex respiratory management, sepsis, oncology, renal failure, infectious diseases and multiple organ dysfunction.


New state-of-the-art 42 bed ICU opening in October 2015

A new state-of-the-art 42 bed Intensive care Unit opens at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in October 2015, as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) project.


This is an exciting time to think about working at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Situated next door is the Womenís Hospital and in 2016, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre relocates to Parkville, across the road from the Royal Melbourne.

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Our patient stories

The Royal Melbourne Intensive Care Unit delivers world-leading care. You never know when you will need the services of our ICU. See some of our patient stories here.

Emma's story

Emma shares her life-changing experience.

Mark's story

Six months is a long time to be in hospital, especially in the Intensive Care Unit.
Mark tells this touching story of how the RMH ICU team helped him through those tough days.

Peter's story

After the RMH Intensive Care Unit gave him a second chance at life, Peter is
repaying their efforts in a very practical way... fundraising for the ICU team who saved him.

For information about how to support the Royal Melbourne Intensive Care Unit, visit the RMH Foundation website.



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ICU visiting hours

9.30am - 3.00pm (9.30 - 2.00 pm on Fridays)
5.00pm - 8.00pm

Read the important information for families and visitors to the RMH Intensive Care Unit.


Contacts in ICU

ICU Secretary
Karina Jankulovska

Senior Medical Staff

A/Prof Nerina Harley

Deputy Director
Dr. Christopher MacIsaac

Dr Jack Cade AM, Dr Rohit D'Costa, Dr Kieron Gorman, Dr Julian Hunt-Smith, Dr Christian Karcher, Dr Peter Morley, Dr Thomas Rechnitzer, Dr Shymala Sriram, Dr David Williams

Senior Nursing Staff

Acting Nurse Unit Manager
Philippa Hall

Clinical Nurse Managers
Yvonne Ballueer, Lidgalem Mesfin, David Moore

Clinical Nurse Consultants
Lisa Blackburn, Jenny Lumsden, Chris Stone, Mark Tondello

Articles in this section:

ICU Recruitment
Families in ICU

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