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

Matron: Rhys Edwards

Ward Managers: Linda Cross, Eve Geldart
Charge Nurses: Laura Bayliss, Rosie Richmond, Cath Sayer, Louise Harris, Jo Percival

Practice Development Sisters: Eve Geldart

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: Sarah Blackburn

Clinical Psychologist: Zoe Tillotson

Ward clerk: Michelle Daniels

Visiting details

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

Visiting times:  Visiting currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.