UHS opens new ICU unit for longer-stay patients

Interventional Cardiac Catherisation suite to open in September


University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) has opened a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the second floor for critical patients who need to stay on ventilation for a longer period of time. These patients will be moved to the new Unit, named ICU B, from ICU A or the wards, where they were previously managed. ICU B has six special beds, as well as waiting areas for male and female family members of the patients. Opened on Sunday, 16 August, it has been designed specifically to cater for the needs of longer term patients, to maximise their comfort, personal attention and improve treatment. As a result, ICU A will now have more beds available to manage acute patients, including cardiac patients, when the new Interventional cardiac catherisation suite opens in early September. Prof. Hakam Yaseen, Medical Director, UHS said; “It is imperative that longer-term patients receive the specialist care and attention they require to maximise the efficacy of their treatment. UHS’s new Intensive Care Unit, ICU B, has been designed specifically to meet these needs. It also increases the availability of beds in ICU A, ensuring we have the capacity to treat a greater number of acute patients – which will become even more important with the opening of the new Interventional cardiac catherisation suite next month.”

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