About the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU)

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Contact Information

Nurse Manager: Denise ​Morris

Phone: 416 340 3601

Email: denise.morris@uhn.ca

Visiting Hours

UHN hospitals offer flexible visiting hours. In the MSICU, we require family members to call into the MSICU before every visit. Children under 12 years old are not recommended to visit.

Learn more about visiting patients at UHN​.

What We Do

The Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Toronto General is a 24-bed, level 3 closed critical care unit providing care to approximately 1000 patients annually. Our patients require advanced ventilation, technological and hemodynamic support to overcome the complex challenges of transplantation, complex medical and surgical conditions, shock syndrome, and multisystem organ failure.

A highly skilled inter-professional team provides leading edge care to patients with:

  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Cardiopulmonary failure
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Sepsis
  • Multi-organ dysfunction
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • ​Pulmonary thrombosis
  • Shock syndrome(s)
  • Renal failure
  • Advanced medical conditions & co-morbidities
  • Post-op complicated surgical cases

You need to be seen, assessed and/or referred by the Intensivist or Critical Care Response Team to become a patient in MSICU.​

 Health Information

​The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.​​ Find the information​ you'r​e looking for.​​

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