Transition of care

When your family member's condition has improved to the point that they no longer require the specialized care and monitoring that the ICU provides, they may be transferred to another unit in the hospital. The nature of your loved one's illness or injuries will determine where they will be moved.

It is possible that they will require further help from a specialist to assist their recovery. Before transferring your family member, the ICU team will report important information about them to their colleagues in the receiving unit. The process is very similar for transfers outside of KGH such as to another hospital or into a long-term care facility.

If you have questions about transfers, please speak to a member of the ICU care team.