Critical Care Unit and ventilators (FOI)
Critical Care Unit and ventilators (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 May 2020.
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Could you inform me of the number of critical care beds equipped with fully functional ventilators are there in the General Hospital?
Also how many patients are there currently in the critical care unit being treated for Covid 19 virus.
Also how many beds in the new Nightingale venue at Millbrook will be equipped with full ventilators
HCS has the capacity to fully ventilate (invasive ventilation) 34 patients and expand up to 44 invasive ventilated beds should it be necessary.
There are currently <5 patients in the critical care unit being treated for Covid-19 virus.
Disclosure control has been applied to the actual number in accordance with Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 in order to maintain patient confidentiality
Whilst the Nightingale hospital has the capability to support the use of non-invasive ventilators including CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), it will not be used for delivering critical care to invasively ventilated patients who will remain at the General Hospital
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