​Cardiothoracic ICU

John Hunter Hospital performs approximately 400 elective and emergency cardiac surgical operations per year. This includes off-pump coronary bypass surgery, minimally invasive valvular surgery, aortic surgery and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).


All post-operative patients are admitted to the intensive care and managed in collaboration with the cardiac surgical team. The intensive care unit conducts two Cardiac Advanced Life Support (CALS) courses per year at the John Hunter Hospital, as well as regular multidisciplinary in-unit Cardiac ICU teaching for our medical and nursing staff.