Critical Care Unit
The Critical Care Unit (CCU for short, or commonly referred to as an Intensive Care Unit), located on the fifth floor at Cornwall Community Hospital, is home to a team of specially trained health-care professionals who provide 24-hour care to patients who have life-threatening injuries and illnesses. This includes administering specialized treatments and using machines to help people recover, breathe, and monitor vital signs.
The total population served by our hospital’s CCU is approximately 110,000 people from throughout the City of Cornwall, Akwesasne, and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. There are 12 private beds in the CCU.
The CCU at Cornwall Hospital has a group of dedicated intensivists (specially trained physicians who provide intensive care to critically ill patients). Intensivists rely on a multidisciplinary team of health-care professionals to work by their side in the CCU, which includes a diverse group of nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists who manage patients on ventilators and assess patients’ blood-oxygen level.