Intensive Care Medicine


The Prince of Wales Intensive Care Department comprises of three different units:

  • General/Adults Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU), located on Level 3

As a Level 6 Intensive Care service, we are accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia & New Zealand (CICM) for General Training, Cardio and Neuro. Work in the Intensive Care is often demanding and challenging, but always rewarding. Our patients come from all levels of society and present a wide spectrum of both medical and social issues. Casemix includes single and multiple organ system failure, patients at risk of clinical deterioration as well as those requiring resuscitation and/or management in an Intensive Care Unit. 

Prince of Wales Hospital is located on the Light Rail Line in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, near Coogee Beach. The Hospital has a long-standing reputation for treating high acuity and complex patient loads, attracting referrals on a state-wide and national basis. The construction of a new Acute Services Building is underway, due to open in 2022, and includes an expanded state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit. 

The Prince of Wales ICU is committed to high quality Intensive Care Medicine training, as evidenced by our great exam success rate. Teaching programs consist of material pertinent for college training. The Department is led by world-recognised, well-respected Intensivists and our doctors are supported by highly skilled and motivated nursing staff with a deep knowledge of critical illness. We have one of the strongest team atmospheres in the hospital and work hard to foster a friendly, supportive environment. We also acknowledge the importance of staff education and well-being, which in turn contributes to effective patient care. 

Accredited training rotations available:

Work for Us

Prince of Wales takes part in an annual recruitment campaign from May each year, where a number of vocational and pre-vocational positions are advertised for the following clinical year. The dates for 2022 are available HERE. POW ICU are also involved in a Critical Care Information Evening, hosted by the Medical Workforce Unit and usually held sometime between June-July. We don't currently hold a separate evening for ICU training. 

Recruitment is conducted online through the NSW Health Medical Officer Recruitment system. More information can be found HERE. Please contact the Medical Workforce Unit for support with the job application process. 

Why ICU?

  • Mentally stimulating from both exposure to multiple pathologies and junior staff teaching
  • A rewarding, challenging career, which allows you the opportunity to help many patients with a wide variety of problems
  • Equips you with the skills and knowledge to take care of the sickest of the sick
  • Very portable skills - Australian ICU training is extremely well-regarded internationally


Medical Director of ICU & Resident Supervisor Dr David Collins
Supervisor of Training Prof. David Bihari

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