Consultant in Intensive Care
Our critical care unit is amongst the longest established critical care units in the UK. The clinical team is led by a multidisciplinary Consultant body comprising of five consultants in Critical Care and Anaesthesia and a Consultant in Critical Care and Consultant Physician.
Within the Intensive Care Department, we have 8 level 3 beds and 6 level 2 beds with the flexibility to increase the number of level 3 beds (up to 11). A medical and nurse consultant-led critical care outreach and medical emergency team (MET) are well established. There is a regular rehabilitation service and follow-up clinic for patients who have been discharged from critical care. Trainees are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds including Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia.
Consultants in Clinical Biochemistry, Plastics and Burns, Microbiology and Radiology join the multidisciplinary (MDT) meeting once a week and there is an excellent working relationship with all other specialty consultants.
The Critical Care supports the Medical Emergency Response Team (MET), which has been running successfully since January 2012 and is led by one of the Critical Care Consultants. The vast majority of admissions (approximately 800/year) are emergency cases. There is a wide range of General Medicine, Surgical, Urological, ENT and Orthopaedic/Trauma cases. Whiston hospital hosts the regional burns and plastic surgery unit and offers excellent experience in the management of the critically ill burns patient. The unit has extensive expertise in ventilation for ARDS, as well as renal replacement therapy.
There is a state of the art Clinical Information System, electronic data management systems and e-NEWS2. The unit provides data to ICNARC regularly.
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!
The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.
Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
Our latest achievements include:
- Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
- Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
- The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
- Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
- Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
- Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
- Positive organisation culture of safety
- Quality of care
- Staff engagement
- Staff morale
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Providing a safe environment for staff
Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.
Interview Date: AAC 9th December 2019
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Ascanio Tridente on 0151 290 1421 or Ascanio.Tridente@sthk.nhs.uk