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Clinical Care Units

Supporting our community

Our clinical practice primarily supports adult critical care, in the Maritime provinces, through the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the Dartmouth General Hospital. Our department also provides pediatric critical care to the IWK Health Centre.

QEII Victoria General Site (VG)

At the QEII Health Sciences Centre's Victoria General Site (VG) the Level 1 11-bed Medical/Surgical 3A ICU serves the needs of many surgery patients as well as transplant patients. Patients cared for in this unit come from areas such as:

  • the Multi-Organ Transplant Program
  • general surgery
  • thoracic surgery
  • ear-nose-throat surgery
  • urological surgery
  • gynecological oncology
  • oral maxillofacial surgeries
  • the in-patient dialysis unit
  • the bone marrow transplant unit
  • hematology/oncology
  • gastrointestinal medicine
  • general medicine


QEII Halifax Infirmary Site (HI)

Also within the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the Halifax Infirmary Site (HI) is home to the Level 1 13-bed Medical/Surgical/Neuro 5.2 ICU, which admits patients from the surgical and medical services of:

  • neurosurgery
  • orthopedics
  • trauma
  • acute general surgery
  • plastic surgery (including severely injured burn patients)
  • general internal medicine
  • respirology
  • neurology


Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)

The Dartmouth General Hospital offers a Level 2 intensive care unit (ICU), providing support for medical, surgical and coronary care patients in the Dartmouth region, and those referred in from other smaller hospitals across the central zone.