Auckland DHB Critical Care Medicine
Procedures / Treatments
Heart and Circulation Problems
Patients with critical illness commonly develop problems with their heart and circulation.… More
Respiratory failure occurs when the breathing system is no longer able to provide enough oxygen or remove enough carbon dioxide from the body.… More
Kidney (or renal) failure is when a patient’s kidneys are unable to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood.… More
Coma or loss of consciousness may be caused by many things such as drugs, injury, bleeding in the brain, brain infection, seizures, or by sedation and anaesthesia given as part of treatment for other conditions.… More
As part of our commitment to the provision of quality intensive care, the Department of Critical Care Medicine actively promotes research.… More
If a patient is not eligible for public funded healthcare in New Zealand (except if the admission is due to accidental injury), then there will be a charge for intensive care and high dependency services.
The DCCM is closed to visiting during the daily major ward round between 8.30am - 11am. Between 4pm and 5pm you may be asked to leave briefly during the handover ward round. Visiting between 10pm and 8.30am is by arrangement only. Visiting is generally limited to next-of-kin or close friends, and no more than 2 may be with the patient at a time. Patient care takes priority and visiting may not be possible when some procedures are being undertaken.
Waiting rooms are provided in the Level 8 gallery nearby. Overnight accomodation is not permitted in this area, but limited accommodation is available on-site at the Te Whare Awhina (Ph. ext 25830).
Children are permitted to visit, but as there are hazards present, please supervise children at all times.
To reduce risk of infection, please clean your hands with alcohol gel before and after visiting the patient area. Flowers are not permitted in the patient area as they may be an infection risk.
Refreshment vending machines are available in the Level 8 gallery, and there are food and beverage outlets on Level 5 open 8am - 8pm daily.
Limited overnight accomodation is available on-site at Te Whare Awhina (Ph ext 25830) or nearby off-site at Grafton Oaks (Ph. 309-0167) or Domain Lodge (Ph. 308-0161).