Civic Campus Intensive Care Unit

Unit Director: Dr. Giuseppe Pagliarello


The Intensive Care Unit at the Civic Campus is a comprehensive care, multi-disciplinary, Level 1 Intensive Care Unit which provides care for patients ranging from the routine to the most advanced. The Intensive Care Unit is comprised of a total of thirty-three dedicated critical care beds.


The unit is staffed by Critical Care specialists, two of whom rotate through on a weekly basis. There are Critical Care residents on duty each block. The Critical Care staff and Critical Care residents lead the morning multidisciplinary rounds, in a two team format. The multidisciplinary team consists of bedside nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists, all dedicated to the Intensive Care Unit.


The patient population is made up of approximately: 60% surgery, 30% medicine and 10% trauma. Specialized care is offered in vascular surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, general surgery, medical subspecialties and care for multiple organ/tissue donor patients.


The Critical Care physicians have an active teaching profile within both the University of Ottawa Critical Care Medicine and their base specialty programs. The Intensive Care Unit is a core rotation for all residents within the University of Ottawa.


In 2014 approximately 1203 patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the Civic Campus.
The Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital is located in the west end of the city, and is adjacent to the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.