HDU is for less sick patients who still require specialist care. We monitor and support patients with, or likely to develop, organ failure. HDU can act as a ‘step down’ or ‘step up’ between levels of care. The aim of the critical care department is to provide safe, high quality patient focused care, whilst maintaining our patient's privacy, dignity and respect.
We recognise that this is a stressful environment and distressing time for patients and their relatives, and we endeavour to provide them with compassionate help and support. We aim to ensure that patients and their relatives are given sufficient information to enable them to understand the care and treatment given.
While our aim is to promote health and preserve life, we recognise that sadly there are occasions when death is unavoidable; at these times we believe that the death should be pain free and dignified.
Number of Beds: 4
Meal Times: Not applicable
11.30am - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm
Senior Sister: Eileen Kelly
Telephone number: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 8342
Location: Level A, Basildon University Hospital
Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2011 15:57