This leaflet gives a brief introduction as to what to expect when visiting a patient in the Department of Critical Care (DCC). Please speak to the nurse in charge if you have any further questions.

The Department of Critical Care (DCC) is a 13 bedded specialist ward where patients are admitted for close observation and supportive treatment either after major surgery or during the most acute phase of an illness. It is situated on the first floor of the tower block. The department is a mixed sex ward, with male and female patients, however, it is very important that the dignity and privacy of the patient that you are visiting is maintained at all times.

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