KPJ Kuching Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides complex 24 hours medical and nursing care for patients requiring a higher level of care. Patients are admitted to ICU either electively after a planned major operation or as a result of an emergency that may arise during hospital admission. KPJ Kuching ICU ward has 3 beds and takes approximately 192 admissions per year.
The surgical procedures that require postoperative admission to Intensive Care include all cardiac surgery as well most thoracic and neurosurgery. Other admission reasons include post coronary angioplasty, multiple trauma, prolonged and complex surgery and post -operative monitoring of chronic health conditions heart and lung that require ventilator support.