This is an exciting new development within the PICU at RHSC Edinburgh. Following the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s guidance on provision of High Dependency Care (2014- Time to Move on – a focus on the critically ill child pathway beyond the PICU) and after extensive consultation with involved paediatric teams within the hospital HDU and Outreach services have been launched in RHSC in late 2018.
The current aims of the HDU team are-
Covering critical care level 1+2 patients in collaboration with specialty teams within the Critical care floor with the benefits of:
Outreach service for ward areas: