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The Intensive Care and High Care Unit of the WDGMC offers the highest standard of care and support to complicated elective surgical and critically ill patients.
In this specialized multi-disciplinary facility the ICU has developed into a world class unit experienced in managing specific conditions and has become the preferred referral facility for solid organ transplantation, managing complex gastroenterology and hepato-biliary pathology and treating end stage liver disease.
The ICU also provides a pre-operative assessment clinic where patients are screened, counseled and optimized before their elective surgery.
The unit is run as a closed unit by Dr. G K Schleicher, a specialist physician and pulmonologist and is supported by two specialist physicians and a specialist anaesthetist, all three having completed their training in ICU care at the WDGMC.
The team further consists of medical officers, a rotating group of registrars (specialists-in-training) from the departments of medicine and anaesthesia, microbiologists, clinical pharmacists, dieticians and physiotherapists. The care of the patients lies in the hands of highly trained and experienced nurses under the leadership of Sr. Lynn le Roux and Sr. Vanessa Moodley.
Pulmonology is the medical specialty dealing with disease involving the respiratory tract.