ICU : Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care units (ICUs) at Bankra Central Nursing Home is a highly specialist Service Unit. Providing intensive care (treatment and monitoring) for people in a critically ill or unstable condition. A person in an ICU needs constant medical attention and support to keep their body functioning. They may be unable to breathe on their own and have multiple organ failure. High end medical equipment will take the place of these functions while the person recovers.
There are several circumstances where a person may be admitted to an ICU. These include after surgery or following an accident or severe illness.
At Bankra Central Nursing Home a ICU can be a daunting environment for both the patient and their family and friends. ICU staff understand this and are there to help the person being cared for and offer support to their family. A series of tubes, wires and cables connect the patient to this equipment, which may look alarming at first.
The goal of the staff in the Bankra Central Nursing Home Intensive Care Unit is to provide comprehensive and appropriate care on a 24-hour basis to the critically ill patient.