Critical care unit Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal Hospital

The psychology service in critical care is commissioned by University Hospitals Sussex and provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust. The service provides a clinical psychologist to work with patients, relatives and staff in the critical care services based at Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The Intensive Care Unit team consists of nurses, consultants, doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists and technicians. These members of staff may need direct intervention from psychology to think about ways of effective communication between patients and family members or when patient stories are personally triggering.