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State-of-the-art ITU cubicles

Intensive care units look after patients whose conditions are life-threatening and who need constant, close monitoring and support from equipment and medication.

Staff are highly trained in caring for the most severely ill patients and specialist monitoring and treatment equipment is used. 

At University Hospital of North Durham, this includes two state-of-the-art treatment cubicles.

Larger than the standard bay, the newest cubicles have more space for nurses and medical staff to work at the bedside. Instead of curtains and blinds, the cubicles are segregated with high tech glass which opaques out at a single touch. Not only boosting infection control but also saving time and making the patient environment lighter and brighter. The doors to the cubicles are also electronic sliding to the side opening and closing at the touch of a button and reducing noise levels for patients.

Published: 17 April 2012

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham