Intensive care unit refers to the specialized treatment given to patients who are acutely unwell and require critical medical care.


An intensive care unit (ICU) provides the critical care and life support for acutely ill and injured patients. 


Intensive care units cater to patients with severe or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant care, close supervision from life support equipment and medication in order to ensure normal bodily functions.


ICU teams are multi-disciplinary, made up of highly skilled intensive care nurses, doctors and specialists trained in providing critical care for patients with a variety of medical, surgical and trauma conditions.