The structure of the new ICU is now completed and orders for all the major components of equipment have been completed. There will be 16 beds in the new development. The hope is to move to the new ICU during the middle of 2006. Guidelines for Weaning Patients off Mechanical Ventilation were introduced. Hygiene practices were audited in the ICU as part of the Nation Hygiene Audit, achieving a reasonable report. As part of the commitment to continuing education, the ICU Nursing Staff hosted their first educational conference in Feb 2005.