Metro South Health Intensive Care Services Strategy

Closed 25 Jun 2017

Opened 29 May 2017

Overview

The availability of and access to intensive care services is vital to the health of the community and fundamental to the delivery of health care in Metro South Health.  Demand for intensive care services has reached new heights, where medical advancement and ageing populations have increased the proportion of patients with critical illnesses. 

Not only has the demand for intensive care services increased, new groups of patients previously not considered the norm for intensive care have now become routine.  Given the increasing demand for intensive care services, an endorsed strategy for future intensive care services in Metro South Health has been developed to ensure these services are available when needed, are an effective use of resources and improve patient outcomes.

The Metro South Health Intensive Care Services Strategy describes Metro South Health’s endorsed plan for the staged expansion of intensive care services to address community need. 

Why We Are Consulting

The Metro South Health Intensive Care Services Strategy has been developed following an analysis of various data, plans and reports; as well as consultation with Metro South Health staff.

We invite you to review this document, and provide us with your views on:

  • The challenges facing intensive care services in Metro South Health; and
  • Whether the strategies that have been developed will adequately address these challenges.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • General Public

Interests

  • Healthcare