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General Campus Intensive Care Unit

Unit Director: Dr. John Kim


The Intensive Care Unit at the General 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-two 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 and physiotherapists all dedicated to the Intensive Care Unit.


The patient population is made up of approximately: 60% medicine and 40% surgery. Specialized care is offered in thoracic surgery, respirology, oncology, general surgery and medical subspecialties. 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 1674 patients were admitted to the ICU at the General Campus.

The General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital is located in the south east end of the city, and is adjacent to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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