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Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Where is the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit?
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is located at groun​d floor level of the brown block.

What is the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit?
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is a 6 bedded mixed unit that mostly deals with immediate post operative heart or chest surgery which needs intensive medical and nursing care. Patients are admitted to this ward mainly as planned admissions from the Operating Theatres. However there are occasions where admissions occur due to an emergency.
In most cases, these patients are then transferred to the Cardiac Surgical Ward for further observation, treatment and rehabilitation.

Who will look after me?
A team of nurses managed by Mr. Tonio Attard, will care for the patient whilst in the ward.
The cardio-thoracic surgical Consultants who may have patients in this ward include Mr. Manche, Mr. Busuttil and Mr. Galea.


Meal times
Patients have the opportunity to order their lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will consult with each patient in the morning to collect the order. The food that is ordered will be for the next day.
Breakfast: 8.00am to 8.30am
Lunch: 11.10am to 12.30pm
Dinner: 5.10pm to 6.30pm

Visiting times
On admission, the nearest relatives are allowed to visit the patient and an explanation by the nurse regarding the patient’s condition is given.
 
Monday to Sunday (including public holidays):
10:30 to 11:00 (2 visitors at any one time)
17:00 to 18:00 (2 visitors at any one time)

Special permits for visiting outside the established visiting hours may be given to relatives at the sole discretion of the Nursing Officer.

Contacting the ward
In order to speak to the nurses on the ward, one may call on telephone number 2545 4620. Nursing staff are not expected to give detailed medical information over the phone so as to protect patients’ rights to confidentiality.
 
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