The Medical Unit is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Hospital. The unit contains 23 beds including six (6) sub-acute (rehabilitation). Co-located within the Medical Unit are the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Oncology and Rehabilitation Units. Key staff include:
- Unit Manager
- Associate Nurse Unit Managers
- Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Coordinator
- Clinical Support Nurses
- Practice Development Nurses
The Medical Unit includes eight telemetry beds, which are networked and monitored in ICU, a negative pressure isolation room, as well as two extra large palliative care rooms. Staff utilise information technology to access patients pathology results, clinical guidelines, staff communication and for workload prediction.
The Intensive Care Unit is well equipped with GM monitoring system to each bed area and the ability to monitor patients with telemetry anywhere in the acute hospital wards. This monitoring system is also linked with the anaesthetic area of the operating rooms.