high-dependency

high-dependency

adj
(Social Welfare) needing or providing a more than usually high level of healthcare: a shortage of high-dependency beds.
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In the pod, paediatric nurses will provide progressive and high-dependency care, while ICU nurses will provide ICU-level care.
The Children's Ark takes care of the sickest children from Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, and includes 49 beds, a high-dependency unit, cystic fibrosis unit, play department and a school.
Emily Cressey is two months old today and doctors plan to move her from a high-dependency unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to Borders General Hospital, near Melrose.
Every baby in the intensive care and high-dependency units will be placed on the monitoring system.
Doctors told their parents the boys were being moved to high-dependency unit beds with one nurse to every two children.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is proposing to move paediatric intensive care and high-dependency facilities into one unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
He was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was put on a high-dependency unit, said prosecutor Sue Jacobs.
The CQC said staffing levels were in line with those on a paediatric general ward - one nurse for every four children over the age of two during the day - but they should have been one nurse for every two children for high-dependency care.
The high-dependency unit, run by charity St Dunstan's, is due to open later this year in Llandudno.
The hospital currently has eight intensive care cots, four high-dependency cots and 20 special care cots but the new unit will more than double the number of cots available.
One of them, a 44-year-old woman who was admitted on Thursday, is being cared for in the high-dependency unit of the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.
He remains in the high-dependency unit at Newcastle General Hospital, although he has regained consciousness.
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