In seeking to promote the highest standards of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine for all mankind without discrimination, there is an increasing recognition that we have a growing responsibility to foster international collaboration in intensive and critical medicine because of the growing international focus of disease. Disease knows no international boundaries. We want to be the global organization that can facilitate and enable collaborative efforts in research, training and education to raise standards of care and improve outcomes for patients.
The PICU provides intensive care services to critically ill infants, children and young people for Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales. RCH is the designated state-wide major trauma centre for paediatrics. The RCH delivers the state-wide paediatric, Infant and Perinatal Emergency retrieval (PIPER)service and is a National Funded Centre for paediatric heart transplantation, paediatric liver transplantation (in collaboration with Austin health), Norwood procedure and staged surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and paediatric lung transplant (in collaboration with Alfred health). PICU is a 24 hour service that operates 365 days a year.