Critical care units

Our Critical Care Units in Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil Hospital provide critical (intensive and high dependency) care to patients of all ages with serious life-threatening illness who need constant, close monitoring and support from equipment, medication and specialist colleagues.

We provide advanced medical procedures including artificial renal support, advanced respiratory and advanced cardiac support. We care for patients after extensive surgical procedures and look after many patients who are suffering from severe infections and other medical problems. The units are also equipped to care for children who need our support.

Our critical care teams include a wide range of health care professionals working together to deliver expert care, such as doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare specialties such as microbiology, physiotherapy and speech and language.


In our critical care units, we welcome one to two visitors at a time due to limited space. We understand how important it is for loved ones to contact the unit, but ask that one person is nominated as the main contact to reduce the number of calls we receive. To maintain patient confidentiality, we will discuss using a password which will be confirmed before any information is given over the phone.

At Yeovil Hospital, please ring 01935 384407 to arrange a set time slot before visiting so we can ensure we can stagger visits to the unit throughout the day.

Rehabilitation and Follow-up service

The team provides a Rehabilitation and Follow-up service for patients and families after discharge from ICU at both sites

Please email the address below with name, contact details and a brief outline of what support you need, or questions that you have and one of the team will get back to you.

Taunton patients:

Yeovil patients: