Critical Care Outreach Team
The Critical Care Outreach Team at Newcastle Hospitals play a crucial role in providing a link between the units and the wards. They monitor and care for patients who are at risk of deterioration to ensure they get timely treatment.
They are often the first responders to patients already in the hospital, and can advise on the urgency and type of medical assessment required.
They also provide education and support to ward staff for patients recently discharged from Critical Care or for patients who have specialised requirements such as a tracheostomy.