Critical Care

Critical Care

Critical care is the treatment and monitoring of people who are in a critically ill or unstable condition. Our Trust Critical Care teams are passionate about the care and treatment we deliver to our patients. We're grateful to benefit from a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and experience, which enables us to provide high quality care. We adhere to the Trust values, endeavouring to always put our patients first.

We welcome your feedback through the friends and family forms, so we can audit and measure our performance and continue to improve our service.

Critical Care is offered at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Please see below for more information of the services offered at each site. 

Peterborough City Hospital

Service Information

  • Direct telephone: (01733) 673909 
  • Visiting hours: 14:00-16:00 and 18:00- 20:00
  • Location: Level one, core B. Adjacent to Theatres and Coronary Care.

About Our Service

Critical Care at Peterborough City Hospital is a 16 bed combined intensive and high dependency care unit. The unit admits approximately 800 patients per year taking a variety of medical, obstetric, post-operative general surgical, maxillofacial and ENT patients.   

We offer a range of physiological support including, vasoactive management, advanced cardiac monitoring, invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support, renal support and haematological support. We have close links with our regional specialist services for neurosurgical and paediatrics management.  

As part of the critical care service we run the outreach team for Peterborough City Hospital, this is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Service Information

  • Contact Information:
  • Visiting Information:
    • Our visiting hours are 14:00-16:00 and 18:00- 20:00 
    • Our Critical Care Outreach service at HH runs from 08:00- 20:00 daily.

About Our Service

The Critical Care Centre (CCC) is a ten bedded Unit with individual rooms. 4 rooms are for isolated patients and have anterooms attached. Our patients are mainly admitted via the Emergency Department, Acute assessment unit or wards as an emergency. However, we also care for patients after operations when they require enhanced observations or treatment following surgery.  

Our services include Intensive care, High Dependency care, Coronary care, a Critical Care Outreach service, Rehabilitation services and follow up services and Bereavement follow up services.  

Our Critical Care Outreach service at HH runs from 08:00- 20:00 daily. 

Equipment you may see in Critical Care

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On Critical Care Unit there is an array of equipment you may see as a visitor or a patient. At Peterborough City Hospital within Critical Care, you may see on their walls a mural to explain the different types of equipment you may see. 

You can read more about the equipment available on the ward by clicking the links below.