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Critical Care Unit (CCU)

The Critical Care Unit is made up of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the High Dependency Unit (HDU). We deliver specialised care to patients who are critically ill, or need close observation.


Visiting friends or relatives

We understand that a hospital stay can be a worrying time for family and friends of our patients. We will provide you with regular updates about your relative's care. If you have not received an update recently or you have questions about your loved one's care, then please do not hesitate to talk to the nurse in charge. 

There is a visitors' room in the corridor between ICU and HDU. Relatives are able to stay overnight but it may only be used for one night by a relative of the patient who is severely ill. If you are not local to the Harlow area we can also provide you with a list of hotel accomodation nearby. 



You can contact the Critical Care Unit on 01279  827010.