In critical care we work as a multi-disciplinary team, with staff contributing care from a variety of different jobs and skill levels.
Our team is made up of: medical staff (made up of anaesthetists and physicians, ranging from senior house officer to consultant), modern matron, nurses, ODAs/ODPs, HCAs, pharmacists, dieticians, physiotherapists, data coordinator, ward clerks, and domestics.
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Meet the team
You or your loved one will have a consultant who will work with the team to provide care and treatment for you or your relative. The consultant looking after you or your relative will visit during the day to check on the progress of you and your relative, and put plans in place with the team for your care.
The nursing team is led by matron Lisa Swan.Lisa is supported by a team of nurses and healthcare assistants who will look after you or your relative.The nursing team is split into seven sub teams each specialising in a particular specialism of critical care.Team leaders:
- Neuro-spinal team: Leeanne Hardy
- Respiratory team: Lindsey Carman
- Central vascular system team: Joy Grewcock
- Infection prevention team: Jayne Orton
- Renal team: Clare Hinchley
- Rehabilitation team: Julia Bray
Bernadette Prince is our practice educator at Northampton General Hospital. Bernadette helps our new team members and supports them during their 4-6 week supernumery period. She also puts together training packages for our team on the unit and ensures staff are constantly learning and developing their skills.
Our critical care outreach team work across the hospital to assess critically ill patients. The team assess patients and support the teams caring for them with how best to manage their condition and plan for future treatment. This helps patients sometimes avoid needing critical care treatment on our intensive care or high dependency wards.Consultant intensivist and critical care outreach team medical lead: Dr Jonothan Hardwick Critical care outreach team lead nurses: Sister Louise Clements and Sister Catherine Griffiths
Louise Clements is our activity coordinator. Her role is to ensure that our patients are treated in the most appropriate place by managing our bed movement.
Operating department practitioners (ODP) are experts in using and looking after all of the equipment we use, and will often assist with procedures and safe transfer of patients. The ODPs wear grey scrubs. Sarah Masterson leads a team of 4 operating department practitioners.
Richard Coxhill is the ward manager.
Physiotherapists plan the patient’s rehabilitation and assist with moving, standing and walking where appropriate, or passive movements to prevent muscle wastage. Physios will also help keep your loved ones chest clear.
Our domestic team are responsible for keeping everywhere clean and tidy. Our clerical staff will become familiar faces and will always be happy to help. The clerks wear green and white striped uniforms.