Intensive Care

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides critical care for patients who are seriously ill or with life threatening injuries. We have one of Australia’s largest ICUs with more than 2000 patients treated each year. Our priority is to provide the best care for our patients.

Our services

The 36 bed facility offers specialist intensive care services for a wide range of critically ill adult patients with advanced specialisation in:

  • neurosurgery
  • burns
  • trauma
  • infectious diseases
  • maxillofacial surgery
  • Medical Emergency Response teams who attend emergency situations across the hospital
  • Tracheostomy Management services for patients staying at the hospital with tracheostomies (assisted breathing devices).

Our team

The ICU team includes doctors, nurses, therapists and technicians who have extensive training in intensive care. During your relative’s treatment, you can expect to meet them along with other important members of our multidisciplinary team.

What to expect

Having a family member or friend who is seriously ill in ICU can be an overwhelming experience. We want you to feel confident in the care we provide to your loved one. We will support you every step of the way during this stressful time. The following is what you can expect during and after your relative’s stay in ICU.


Your feedback is important to us. We also like to hear how our patients are going after they leave ICU. Please email compliments and concerns to:

Health professionals

Inter hospital transfers

For all transfers and referrals please contact the Admitting Consultant for Intensive Care Services through the RBWH switch board on (07) 3647 8111.

Education and training

We are proud to have a long tradition of educating and training the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in Queensland. Contact us or visit our careers page for more information.

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