Critical Care

The Critical Care Directorate provides intensive and high dependency care for adults at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Wards 116, 118), Western General Hospital (Wards 20, 58) and St Johns Hospital at Howden, Livingston (Intensive Therapy Unit).


All three hospitals provide general critical care services. Subspecialty regional and national critical care services are provided as below:

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Liver and hepatobiliary services, upper GI surgery, liver, pancreas and kidney transplant surgery, vascular surgery, trauma.

Western General Hospital
Neurosciences, colorectal surgery, haematology/oncology.

St Johns Hospital
ENT, maxillofacial surgery, plastic and burns surgery.

Last Reviewed: 21/09/2015