Audit morning Monday 27th May

On Monday morning our Regs will be showcasing the hard work everyone on the unit has put in over the last few months by presenting their audits!

The programme is below…

• 0900-0910 Welcome & introduction Dan Owens
• 0910-0940 ICU Referral Audit Andrew Riddell (DO)
• 0940-1010 PACU Referral Audit Shannon McCarthy (DO presenting)
• 1010-1040 Prescription Audit Dhan Senaratne (Sam Allen)
• 1040-1110 Telemedicine Andrea Junge (MK presenting)
• 1110-1130 Morning Tea
• 1130-1200 Flight Audit Ruth Crossman (EM)
• 1200-1230 TPN/CVC line audit Sang Lee (SK)
• 1230-1245 ICU Sedation/Delirium guidelines Euan MacDonald, Gemma Hallbrook
• 1245-1300 New Paediatric Resuscitation Trolley Euan MacDonald (RJ)

ICU Audit morning Thursday 22 November 2019

The ICU audit meeting will be held in the ICU seminar room, this Thursday 22/11/18.

Starting at 0930 it is a chance for our Registrars to show off all the hard work they have been doing in the last 6 months.

Topics to be presented include:

Outcome of elderly patients admitted to critical care

Whangarei ICU referral data audit

Delirium and sedation in the ICU

Intrathecal Morphine administration in elderly & comorbid patients leading to ICU admission

Audit of booked post op HDU admissions

We look forward to seeing you there!




Dr Peter Hicks

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Dr Peter Hicks, the clinical lead of Wellington ICU. Peter was known to many of our staff and his passing will be a great loss both to Wellington and the wider Critical Care community.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Peter’s family, friends and colleagues.


Zoom comes to Northland!


New Telehealth system connects Whangarei ICU with Bay of Islands Hospital!

Click on the link below to find out more…

Severely Unwell Child Reviewed by ICU Team via TelehealthA new Telehealth link was used for the first time at the Bay…

Posted by Northland District Health Board on Sunday, August 12, 2018



Drs Blair, Jang and Meyer are traveling to Hobart next week for the CICM ASM. It looks like it’s going to be a great meeting & (with a few tutorials!) we hope to be tweeting away!


On Tuesday the 15th May 2018 we were one of the study sites for the DecubICUs point prevalence study into pressure areas in critical care. Thanks to all who helped with data collection on the day. Look forward to some interesting results!