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Welcome to the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital (RBWH).

We are the largest quaternary and tertiary referral hospital in Queensland, providing care for adult patients throughout the state, as well as serving parts of northern New South Wales, and the Pacific Rim.

Our department comprises a 36-bed multidisciplinary ICU providing critical care services for a 929-bed teaching hospital in metropolitan Brisbane.

We admit over 2000 patients per annum, from a wide range of medical specialties including:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Burns
  • Trauma
  • Infectious diseases
  • Haematology and BMT services
  • Advanced head and neck surgery

The ICU runs as a “closed model” with admission, discharge and day-to-day treatment decisions made by the Intensive Care Team.  We encourage close and collegiate relationships with all treating teams and for patients with complex care needs, we facilitate discussion between the multiple teams involved.