The intensive therapy team care for patients that require close supervision due to the seriousness of their clinical condition. This will often require support for organ failure like artificial ventilation, renal replacement therapy (Haemodialysis) or other organ support.
There is a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in Intensive Care Medicine available 24 hours a day for the treatment and care of patients in this area. The ITU Consultant Anaesthetist works jointly with the Consultant under whose care the patient was admitted to hospital to design a plan of care that ensures the best and most appropriate treatment plan. Depending on the clinical condition other specialist Consultants will be involved in the joint care of the patient as required.
The department provides care for both HDU (lower dependency) and ITU (higher dependency) patients in a six-bedded area. All patients are continuously monitored and assessed 24 hours a day with the direct care of specialist nurses.
Where is the service provided from?
South Tyneside District Hospital
Tyne & Wear
Telephone: (0191) 404 1030
Lorraine Spence, Department Manager
Elaine Madgin, Department Manager
Dr G Balaraj, Consultant Anaesthetist, ITU Lead Clinician
Dr S Deshpande, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr C Frey, Consultant Anaesthetist, Clinical Lead Theatres and Critical Care
Dr S Gurung, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr R Scano, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr S Stein, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Kumud Bhattarai, Specialty doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Mohammed Dessoky, Speciality doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Ines Funtak, Specialty doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Hamid Ghasri, Specialty doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Push Mehlawat, Specialty doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Pradeep Rajashekar, Specialty doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Hema Singh, Specialty doctor Anaesthetics
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000