Medical Surgical/Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (MSNICU)

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Contact Information

Phone: ​416 603 5818​

Visiting hours

UHN hospitals offer flexible visiting hours. Please speak with your nurse to co-ordinate visiting times in order to ensure that patient care needs are optimized.​

What We Do

The MSNICU is a combined medical-surgical and neuroscience intensive care unit. We care for medical and surgical patients who have experienced a stroke, epilepsy, brain injury, spinal disorder, or other neurological disorders. We also care for patients who require support such as mechanical ventilation and treatment for multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.​

Our refurbished centre has 24 state-of-the-art intensive-care beds, and eight neurosurgical "step-down" monitored beds.

As one of the largest specialty neurosurgical intensive care units in the country, we are a regional centre for patients with spinal cord injuries and for neuroscience patients. We are also a provincially-designated Regional Stroke Centre, where patients requiring clot-busting drugs and other therapies are admitted to our unit for care.

In the news

Our unit uses music to help our patients heal, which received attention from the Toronto Sun. Read their coverage.

 Health Information

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 Patient & Family Services

Our goal is to work with families to provide the best possible care for their loved ones. We know that having a seriously ill friend or family member is very stressful. We will do our best to provide support. By working together as a team, we can help you and your loved one cope with this stressful situation. Learn more about the role families can play.

The Critical Care Program at Toronto Western Hospital receives some of the most complex medical cases from across Canada. Using an inter-professional team approach, we apply both established and innovative methods to diagnose and treat patients. Research continues to allow teams to provide the most advanced therapies to patients.

In addition to providing care in our unit, an ICU Outreach program is available around the clock to all patients outside the ICU who show signs of instability.

You can also find other services throughout UHN. Learn more about patient and family services available throughout UHN​​.​​