Critical care capacity may vary according to:

Capacity determines access for patients: failure of access may include:

Lack of capacity
Failure of access to critical care can be life-threatening. Local capacity decisions (e.g. planned change in staffed bed numbers) will have knock-on effects on other units and hospitals in the Network and in London, and on wider patient flows and commissioning.

Reporting capacity
For these reasons, the Network monitors capacity-related issues particularly at times of high pressure (e.g. winter).

North West London Critical Care Network,     Network Office,     15 Marylebone Road,     London,     NW1 5JD

+ 44 (0)203 350 4124

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