The Coronary Care/High Dependency Unit (CCU/HDU) caters for patients requiring a high level of nursing specialised care.
Those conditions can range from acute respiratory failure, myocardial infarction, surgical/medical highly dependent patient’s requiring high skilled nursing care.
CCU/HDU layout comprises of a six bed unit with a centrally located nurses station. Each bed space is independent of the other and has a cardiac monitor.
The average length of stay varies for each patient, therefore patient’s will transfer into and out from CCU/HDU at different times of the day/night. Nursing staff will endeavour to notify the next of kin.
Nursing staff require strict compliance of stopping at the entrance door to CCU/HDU before entering, as an acute environment an emergency situation maybe in progress.
Only two visitors at one time may be by the bed side. As a high acuity area, patient’s are very unstable and require a quiet environment so noise level is kept to a minimum. You maybe requested to leave so please follow instructions.
Nursing and medical staff work collaboratively in partnership to ensure optimum care is provided to all patients. Other MidCentral Health services such as social workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists support patients in the ward, services also include the Palliative Care team, and Hospital in the Home.