CRITICAL CARE UNIT
The 15-bed Critical Care Unit
provides dedicated, continuous
and specialised care to critically
ill patients with a variety of medical
or surgical conditions who require
complex multi-organ support.The unit
is staffed by a dynamic and motivated
multi-disciplinary team, with Consultant
Intensivists who provide 24-hour cover.
This allows for comprehensive and
uninterrupted Consultant care at all times.
The Consultant Intensivist is supported by
a Critical Care Resident Medical Officer
(CCRMO) qualified to Anaesthetic
Registrar Level equivalent.The CCRMO
is on-site 24 hours a day. At all times
there is a qualified Critical Care Nurse
on duty with Advanced Life Support
Qualifications.The remainder of the
multi-disciplinary team comprises
pharmacists, physiotherapists, dietitians
and nurses specialised in the management
of acute pain.
Working alongside Consultants, Cardiac
Services has a number of highly specialist
nurses who provide excellent support to
patients and their families.
• Arrhythmia CNS
• Rehabilitation CNS
These specialist nurses provide care
and a dedicated point of contact from
pre-admission to post discharge.
Alongside this, London Bridge Hospital
has a very high nurse-to-patient ratio,
providing skilled nursing care to patients
as they recover in a comfortable and
attractive ward environment.
• Cardiac tumour surgery
• Complex mitral valve repair
• Coronary artery bypass surgery
• Endoscopic coronary artery
• Minimal access aortic surgery
• Renal/cardiac tumour surgery
• Surgical atrial fibrillation ablation
• Thoraco-abdominal aortic
• Transcatheter Aortic Valve
• Valve replacement surgery – aortic,
mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary
A team of clinical perfusion scientists
utilise the most advanced technology
available to offer a range of perfusion
techniques unmatched in the UK
Blood management strategies
Ability to reduce bleeding, therefore
dramatically reducing the need for blood
transfusions. London Bridge Hospital is
unique in offering blood management
to every single patient, not just those
undergoing complex procedures.
State-of-the-art equipment minimises
Intraoperative cell salvage
Allows the collection and processing
of patients’ blood that may otherwise
have been lost during surgery, so that
it can be returned to the patient.
Low post surgery stroke rate
Only private centre in the UK
to offer Platelet Mapping™
Immediately identifies the effectiveness of
prescribed anti-coagulation medication.
A laboratory in the theatre
uniquely provides rapid
assessment of blood-related
issues as routine for every patient.
For more information about Cardiac Services, please visit our website at:www.londonbridgehospital.com
T: 020 7234 2009