Intermediate Medical Care Unit – IMCU

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Intermediate Medical Care Unit

Intermediate Medical Care Unit (IMCU) contains of 10 beds and provides the treatment and monitoring of unstable patients with organ dysfunction or at risk of organ failure. These patients needs a higher care than the one offered in the medical ward but do not required ICU assistance.

The unit is also used as a ‘step-down’ facility for patients who no longer need intensive therapy but they mostly need short – term intensive monitoring.

Medical Services

Intermediate Medical Care Unit (IMCU) is a level of medical care that intermediate between intensive and basic care in the hospital, and it provides several medical services, including:

  • Reducing the need of ICU readmissions due to the continuous monitoring offered in a time that hospitals suffer a marked pressure towards the availability of beds in ICUs
  • Managing patients who need more care and surveillance than a general ward can provide
  • Offering highly specialized treatment, such as neurological or cardiology treatment to ensure the best possible standard of treatment
  • Providing the best therapeutic and non-invasive care and support of vital functions such as:
    • Cardiovascular Function
    • Central Nervous System
    • Respiratory Function
    • Kidneys and Liver Functions
    • Metabolism
    • Gastrointestinal Tract

Head of Intermediate Medical Care Unit