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St. Joseph's General Hospital Elliot Lake

Intensive Care Unit

The Hospital

Patient Care in our ICU

Patients in our Intensive Care Unit have access to Specialists at other hospitals through Virtual Critical Care (VCC), which allows our Physicians to consult experts virtually that we would not otherwise have access to so that we can continue to provide excellent care.

If a patient is critically ill, they will often be transferred to Health Sciences North or Sault Area Hospital for treatment that SJGHEL cannot provide. Once the patient is well enough, they will return to our Hospital.

At times, patients who do not require a higher level of care might be admitted to the ICU because they require isolation to keep themselves and other patients safe. Once isolation is no longer required, these patients will be promptly transferred to their appropriate destination.

During a patient’s stay in the ICU, they will be seen by a collaborative care team comprised of health care professionals such as a Physiotherapist, a Clinical Dietician or a Social Worker. These health care professionals, along with our Nurses and Physicians, works collaboratively with the patient and their family/loved ones from the time of admission to the time of discharge to provide the best possible care and to work together to build a strong and realistic plan of care for transition to another unit in our Hospital, or to prepare the patient for discharge.