The Critical Care Unit at NBRHC is one of 23 hospitals across northeastern Ontario that has joined the Virtual Critical Care [VCC] Unit, based at Health Sciences North in Sudbury.
The latest in videoconferencing technology and electronic medical records sharing connects HSN with other critical care units and emergency departments at hospitals across the North East.
Under the VCC model of care a team of intensive care physicians, specially trained nurses and intensive care unit respiratory therapists based at Health Sciences North are available for around the clock consultations and follow up visits for critically ill patients. Other allied health professional such as dieticians and pharmacists are also available for consultation during scheduled hours.
The NBRHC critical care team members receiving the medal as participants of the North East LHIN Virtual Critical Care Unit.