The Critical Care Unit (CrCU) at North York General is a state-of-the-art 19-bed combined medical/surgical and coronary care intensive care unit.
Our patients often require life-sustaining interventions including ventilation, pacemakers and medications to support major organ functions. We provide quality evidenced-based care founded on proven research and best practices.
As a community teaching hospital, we are determined to innovate in ways that are most beneficial to our patients' health outcomes. As a result, we are consistently reviewing and developing new intervention procedures and ways in which we can further improve patient care.
Our compassionate interdisciplinary team provides critical care to adult patients. Team members include intensivists, consultant physicians, registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, clinical dietitians, secretaries, team attendants and volunteers.
Our Critical Care Unit now offers a dialysis program for critically ill patients. Previously, patients in the CrCU who required dialysis were transferred out to other centres, returning once they no longer required dialysis.
Providing dialysis in-house prevents an often difficult and risky transfer out to another setting. It has improved the quality of care for our patients and their families as well as enhanced the broad range of service and expertise we bring to out patients.
Our frontline staff members have opportunities to expand their skills and knowledge by participating in clinical research. The Critical Care Unit embraces the hospital's goal to be a learning organization and provides educational opportunities for students in all disciplines.