Specialised care for you

Mater's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a state-of-the-art 16 bed facility located on level 5 of the Salmon Building. The ICU cares for critically ill patients with complex and life-threatening medical conditions, including advanced support for peri-operative high-risk surgical patients, obstetric and cancer patients. The ICU has current accreditation as an advanced training facility for the discipline of intensive care medicine, accredited as a C12 facility under the auspices of the College of Intensive Care Medicine.

Your expert team

The ICU is under the expert medical direction of a full-time director supported by up to five Fellows of the College of Intensive Care Medicin on a fractional appointment. Specialist critical care nursing practice is provided by highly trained nursing staff, supported by a Nurse Unit Manager, Nurse Educator and a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Our nursing team enhances their advanced level of competence through continued education.

The team work collarboratively together to provide high quality, compassionate care to the patient.

Patients, families and carers are further supported by a team of allied health professionals and support services.


Visitors are welcome from 10 am to 1 pm  and  2 pm to 8 pm. The period between 1 pm and 2 pm is a rest period. For further information for visitors and relatives, please refer to our Intensive Care Unit brochure.