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Why is my loved one being moved to a different bed or ICU?

The team may decide to move patients into different beds depending on the patient’s needs:

  • Patients that require less intense support may be placed in beds close to each other, so one nurse can take care of them;
  • If strict isolation is required, patients may be moved to a closed room.
  • When patients are improving, they may be transferred to a different ICU called a step-down unit (B5ICU and D4ICU), where care continues under the ICU team.
  • If patients are improving, they may be transferred to another critical or intensive care unit in a hospital closer to home New window.
  • After cardiac surgery patients may be transferred to CICU or to the wards, depending on their needs.
  • Your loved one’s transfer may be unsettling for you because you are already familiar with the team and the location. But you can rest assured that all the information about your loved one will be properly communicated, and the same care will continue to be provided.

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Critical Care Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
D-wing, 1st floor
room D1 08
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4522
Fax: 416-480-4999

For information about patients admitted to Sunnybrook's Intensive Care Units, please contact the unit through the hospital switchboard at 416-480-6100