42 beds, 3,000 patients a year.

With its 42 bed capacity, the RMH Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is one of the biggest and busiest ICUs in Australia. We care for almost 3,000 patients every year.

We provide a full range of tertiary (or level 3) intensive care services catering for adult patients from within the hospital, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and the Women’s, as well as transfers from other hospitals.

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Making things better with research.

The RMH Intensive Care Unit has a strong commitment to research. Our consultant group includes several specialists who have completed or are studying towards a higher degree to enhance our research opportunities.

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Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides sophisticated care and life support for seriously ill or injured patients.

We conduct research to improve intensive care practices. If you'd like to support our research work, donate now.

Latest news & events

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Jack Wilson with donated clothes
Donated ICU clothes helping other patients get home safe
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Sarah’s good news story
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The RMH staff recognised in 26 January Honours
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Kingsley O'Connor returns to visit the ICU December 2021
The RMH patient Kingsley O’Connor walks back into the ICU
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COVID-19 patient Sarah Kelly
The RMH ICU nurse goes above and beyond with ‘person-centred care’
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Staff members from ICU and 6SE
‘Waking Up’: The Royal Melbourne Hospital nurse-led research project
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Adam Deane
The Intensive Care Unit’s A/Prof Professor Adam Deane awarded $150,000 grant
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Last updated 13 December 2022