Intensive Care Unit

The Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincentís University Hospital is a 16 bedded unit with 8 isolation cubicles. It is a tertiary referral university affiliated centre providing critical care services for a wide variety of specialities:

  • Liver transplant (national service)
  • Hepatobiliary surgery (national service)
  • Hepatology (national service)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (national service)
  • Major general surgery, including colorectal
  • Major vascular surgery
  • Orthopaedic and trauma
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology, Plastics, ENT, Opthalmology
  • Complex obstetric peri and post-op care
  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency medicine

Advanced therapies in Intensive Care Medicine

  • CRRT
  • Continuous cardiac output (Monitoring)
  • NIV / IPPV
  • IABP
  • Nova Lung
  • Transvenous pacing

St. Vincentís University Hospital is part of the MICAS (1 week in 4)

Consultant Staff – Intensivists


Medical Director
Dr. Andrew Westbrook

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Pat Benson
Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Kieran Crowley
Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Caroline Hickey
Consultant Anaesthetist

Prof Alistair Nichol
Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Donal Ryan
Consultant Anaesthetist