Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The Intensive Care Unit provides 24-hour care to patients who require specialist or advanced medical intervention or monitoring.

The intensive care unit is a specialist hospital ward that treats patients who are seriously ill and need constant monitoring.

It is staffed by specially trained health care professionals who deliver intensive levels of care with one nurse for every one or two patients. Patients on this unit are closely monitored and supported by sophisticated equipment, including ventilators that help patients breathe.

Our intensive care unit can care for up to 11 patients requiring basic to advanced life support. We look after over 400 patients per year with our extensive multi-disciplinary team including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dietitians and psychologists.

Meet our team

Ward Managers: Amanda Russell

Intensive Care Clinical Lead: Dr Sarah Marsh

Charge Nurses: Fiona Anderson, Cini Jospeh, Becky Leigh, Jo Percival, Rosemary Richmond, Argjira Luzha, Ella Osborn

Practice development Nurses: Ella Osbourne, Louise Krishnan

Intensive Care Consultants: Rob Tuffin (Clinical lead), Tom Collyer, Simon Holbrook, Sarah Marsh, Dave Earl, Will Peat, Chunda Sri-Chandana, Hayley Kemp, Martin Huntley

Critical Care Outreach Team Manager: Amanda Russell

Critical Care Outreach Team: Louise Benfield, Emma Gains, Gemma Godber, Ashley Nicholson, Sarah Nicholson

Ward clerk: Beverley Macnamara

Visiting details

You can find us in Harrogate District Hospital, 1st floor, Main Building.

Visiting times:  12pm-2pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Contact details

Telephone: 01423 553353 or 01423 553354.

Patient and relative information

Intensive Care Unit



Induced Coma

Covid Treatment

You can visit: Explain my Procedure to find out about the various procedures that happen on the ICU, or scan the QR code to access the videos on your phone:

Intensive care treatment and equipment

For further information regarding the types of equipment used on ICU please click here.

Information for children and families

Having a relative in the ICU is hard for the whole family, including children.

ICU steps is a charitable organisation that has put together some helpful resources, including for children.

CQC result

Outstanding. Please read more here.