Programme Director: Dr Paul Young
More than 20,000 NZers are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) annually. ICU patients are the sickest patients in the hospital and many die from their critical illness. The MRINZ has an established ICU research network involving clinicians across New Zealand that is dedicated to improving the outcomes of critically ill patients through research. Our research network includes all major New Zealand hospitals. We have experience acting as a co-ordinating centre for large-scale ICU trials.
The ICU research programme is led by Dr Paul Young with support from Wellington-based project management staff including Diane Mackle and Anna Hunt. Other members of the MRINZ ICU research team are Dr Colin McArthur (Department of Critical Care Medicine, Auckland City Hospital; Dr Shay McGuinness (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Auckland City Hospital); Dr Rachael Parke (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Auckland City Hospital); Dr Ross Freebairn (Intensive Care Unit, Hawkes Bay Hospital); and Dr Seton Henderson (Intensive Care Unit, Christchurch Hospital).