Intensive Care

The Queensland Intensive Care Clinical Network (QICCN) is a multidisciplinary group responsible for the strategic direction regarding the delivery of intensive care services across the care continuum in Queensland.

The QICCN aims to provide high level leadership, expertise and specialist clinical advice to the Department of Health, Hospital and Health Services, clinicians and other stakeholders to promote optimal health outcomes in the area of intensive care services in Queensland.

The QICCN works closely with key networks and advisory groups to progress priorities related to both adult, paediatric and neonatal intensive care, statewide intensive care digital strategies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) strategies and other quality improvement initiatives.

Current priorities

  • Proactive planning, management and assistance with time sensitive and strategic responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Management of the intensive care unit (ICU) equipment central reserve
  • Supporting critical care staff wellbeing and engagement
  • Advocating for increases in the number of critical care beds funded and open across Queensland, with a corresponding sustainable and skilled workforce to staff them
  • Assessing and collating current issues impacting on ICU workforce, and advocating for solutions to improve workforce numbers, wellbeing, and upskilling
  • Examining data and reporting processes through a coordinated, clinician-led approach that enables statewide benchmarking and peer review to identify opportunities for improvement.



COVID Clinical Guidelines for Intensive Care

Adult Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) Retrievals

Contact us

Phone: +61 7 3234 1813
Postal Address: c/- Healthcare Improvement Unit, PO Box 2368, Fortitude Valley BC, QLD 4006 1

Last updated: 28 June 2023