Irish National ICU Audit


The Irish National Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Audit is a quality and patient safety initiative that measures the quality of care in each ICU, benchmarking against international standards. Activity within the participating ICUs is carefully measured to help improve the standard of critical care within hospital groups and across the country.

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This is an interim national report by the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) Irish National Intensive Care Unit Audit Governance Committee for 2019. It presents comprehensive data on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admissions to Units participating in the Irish National Intensive Care Unit Audit (INICUA). These were 22 Units in 18 hospitals, encompassing 88% of all ICU activity in adult hospitals funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

ICU Interim Report 2019


As a former ICU patient, an advocate for improving ICU aftercare, and chairperson of ICUsteps Dublin, I welcome being public and patient (PPI) representative on the ICU audit governance committee. I trust that clinical audit will lead to improvements in clinical care and ultimately better outcomes for patients and I am fully committed to this process.

Ms Barbara Egan, Public / Patient Interest (PPI) Representative, Irish National ICU Audit Governance Committee

Barbara's Story Patient Information Leaflet