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If you have additional concerns that cannot be addressed by the bedside nurse, please ask to speak to the nurse in charge, the clinical care leader or the patient care manager.

To reach a patient care manager, dial 416-480-6100 and then an extension:

CrCU:, ext. 3807
CVICU: ext. 89620

Critical Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units

The Critical Care Unit (CrCU) is a 20-bed unit for patients who require specialized care for trauma, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, medical and/or surgical problems.

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a 13-bed unit for specialized care of patients having cardiac surgery, vascular surgery or after treatment for heart attack.

About the care team

Each day the team caring for your loved one spends time at the bedside discussing and planning their care.

Families are welcome during this time — please speak with your nurse if you wish to be present. Time for questions may be limited, however formally organized meetings can be arranged.

Each week a critical care specialist physician will guide your family member's medical care. Physician specialists and trainees from other services may also be involved in the medical care of your loved one.

Critical care nurses are specially trained to respond to the complex needs of your family member. Visitors are encouraged to ask the bedside nurse for updates. Each nurse looks after one to two patients.

Location and contact

CrCU & CVICU are both located on the 2nd floor in M-wing (M2).

Please call 416-480-6100 and then one of the following extensions:

  • CrCU: ext. 4196
  • CVICU: ext. 6090

Visiting info

We ask that you visit outside the hours of 7:15 and 8 a.m. and p.m..

Please call from the waiting room each time before entering the unit. If there is no volunteer present, please use the phone provided.

We ask that you keep bedside visitors to two at a time.