Nambour General Hospital's emergency department.
Nambour General Hospital's emergency department. Iain Curry

Nambour Hospital’s ICU up the with best

IF YOU or a loved one is ever in need of critical hospital care, you are in capable and caring hands in the intensive care unit at Nambour General Hospital.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service's ICU team has been recognised throughout Australasia for continuous positive patient outcomes.

ICU director Dr Chris Anstey said critical illnesses were traditionally associated with increased risk of death and as a result the mortality rate was one of the major outcome indicators reported through the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) database by all participating ICUs in Australasia.

"Our ICU has been contributing data to the ANZICS database since 1998 and over that time our mortality rate has been consistently reducing," Dr Anstey said.

ANZICS recently rated the mortality rate of Nambour General Hospital's ICU one of the lowest among the metropolitan intensive care units in Australasia (published on its Australasian adult ICU database).