Intensive Care

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) also known as Adult Intensive Care Services (AICS), is a 27-bed facility providing care to critically ill patients with a wide range of conditions. Our aim is to provide appropriate, efficient and excellent care to these patients.

Heart and lung care

We are the only public hospital in Brisbane’s north with a designated world-class cardiothoracic ICU for patients who have undergone open heart and lung surgery.

The unit has specialised devices and experienced staff to support patients with a failing heart and/or lungs. We are also home to the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Laboratory, a world-leading facility designing mechanical circulatory support devices (artificial hearts known as Ventricular Assist 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 is overwhelming. We want you to feel confident in the care we provide to your loved one. We will endeavour to 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, positive or negative, is important to us. We also like to hear how our patients are going after they leave ICU.

You can provide feedback on the Family Satisfaction Survey found in the ICU waiting room, by speaking to any of the nursing staff or anonymously by contacting the consumer liaison service on (07) 3139 4479.

Inter hospital transfers

For all all transfers and referrals, the treating specialist may contact the admitting consultant for intensive care services through the TPCH switchboard on (07) 3139 4000.

Contact us

Location: Level 2, Building 10, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4000
Open: 24/7
Visiting hours: 11.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm-8.00pm

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