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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Irish Paediatric Critical Care Audit National Report 2017-2019

This is the first report of the Irish Paediatric Critical Care Audit (IPCCA) by NOCA, and it provides information on paediatric critical care activity in the ROI for the period from 2017 to 2019. In addition to data from specialised PCCUs and from transfer and retrieval services that traditionally provide data to Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet), this report also includes data from adult Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and the regional Paediatric High Dependency Unit (PHDU) in University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

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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

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