The Humber Difference: Intensive Care Unit
Humber River Hospital has been designed to make patients and their families feel comfortable, safe and cared for with these unique touches in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU):
Capacity for more patients. Humber’s ICU has a 48-bed capacity which occupies the entire 6th floor making our unit the largest community hospital ICU in the GTA.
Family-centered care. Visiting hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate patient and family needs.
The right technology. Digital technologies are used to ensure patient safety and allow doctors and nurses to spend more time caring and healing. This includes barcode scans that verify patients are receiving the right medicine, digital health records, and ASCOM phones that allow the healthcare team to respond quickly when they need to.
Transparency and family inclusion. Daily bedside rounds with the inter-professional teams are conducted, giving families the opportunity to ask questions and get updates on their loved ones.
Increased mobility. All of our patient rooms have a ceiling lift. With this equipment we are able to help get patients out of bed and into a chair. Research suggests that increasing mobility for ICU patients leads to less use of sedatives, improved sleep, and a reduction in delirium. The end result is a decreased length of stay in the ICU and a reduction in long term cognitive impairment.
We’re enhancing patient outcomes and reinventing patient care, but there is always more to be done. We need your help to stay ahead of a changing world. After all, reinventing patient care is as much about the next innovation as it is about the current one. Click here to support our ICU today.