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.

Key Findings

2021 Report

This is the fifth national report from the Irish National ICU Audit. It includes activity from 22 adult public hospitals, which collectively provided 96% of Level 3 ICU care in adult HSE-funded hospitals in 2021. The ICU audit documented 12,151 admissions of 11,420 patients to 26 Units in 22 hospitals.

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Patient & Public Interest

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.

Barbara Egan, PPI Representative, INICUA Governance Committee

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