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Newcastle Critical Care


Newcastle Adult Critical Care Services are provided at the
Freeman Hospital (FRH) and  Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI)
within specialist areas known as the
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU).
We provide expert care for multiple patient conditions including:
major trauma, burns, neurosciences, transplantation, haematology,
gastrointestinal surgery, cardiac and thoracic surgery,
liver disease, obstetrics, major surgery and acute medicine.
We are a dynamic multi-disciplinary team working closely together to produce positive outcomes for our patients. 
As a tertiary referral teaching hospital we have strong links to Newcastle Medical School and are actively involved in Academic Research within Critical Care.
Medical and Surgical Critical Care
Specialist Neurosciences and Major Trauma Critical Care


Contact Ward 18


High Dependency Unit (HDU)

0191 282 6162

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

0191 282 6018

Medical and Surgical Critical Care
Specialist Burns, Upper GI surgery, Endocrine surgery, and Obstetric Critical Care


Contact Ward 38


High Dependency Unit (HDU)

0191 282 0579

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

0191 282 4616

Medical and Surgical Critical Care
Specialist Hepatobiliary, Transplant, Vascular, Renal and Haematology/ Oncology Critical Care


Contact Ward 37

Integrated Critical Care Unit (ICCU)

0191 223 1176

Adult Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Specialist Lung and Heart Transplant, and ECMO Critical Care


Contact Ward 21


High Dependency Unit (HDU)

0191 213 1684

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

0191 213 7021

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