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Clinics & services

Intensive care

Intensive care

We care for and treat critically-ill patients in a highly technological environment.

About us

We are one of the world's leading intensive care units (ICUs).

We place great emphasis in the care of family and friends during a stressful time in their lives.

We are one of the world's leading research ICUs, giving our patients access to the latest intensive care treatments.

Our Research Director, Professor Rinaldo Bellomo, has featured as one of the world's Highly Cited Researchers - placing him in the top 1 per cent of researchers worldwide, every year since 2014.

Our services

We care for a full range of critically ill patients.

We specialise in:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Care after liver transplant
  • Heart and lung conditions
  • Brain and nerve conditions
  • Bone, joint and soft tissue injuries
  • Complex medical issues, including those affecting multiple organs and systems


For patients

You can be moved into our ICU if you are:

  • Already in hospital
  • Transferred here from our Emergency Department or after surgery
  • Transferred here from another hospital

For referring hospitals

Please download and send our ICU referral form to


Fax: (03) 9496 3932

Contact us

Intensive Care Unit

Michelle Topple
Nurse Unit Manager

Associate Professor Stephen Warrillow
Director of Intensive Care Unit

Phone: 03 9496 5000 (Switchboard)

Visiting hours: 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm


Level 2, Austin Hospital Tower
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084

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Postal address

Intensive Care Unit
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Victoria 3084