The Cardiff Critical Care Academic Department delivers world-leading research that benefits the sickest patients in hospital. They have published over one hundred original research papers in some of the world’s leading medical journals.

You may be contacted by a member of our nursing team to talk further about how high quality research can be offered to patients. If you have any questions about this please contact our team on 029 21 843608.

The department has also provided outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate education for over a decade with highly experienced and qualified staff. We have contributed chapters to authoritative medical textbooks and published many articles aimed at supporting the next generation of healthcare staff.

Alongside our clinical work, we have a sustained record in organising and delivering public and professional outputs to showcase the importance of critical illness. This has included publication of books aimed at the general public around the world, and multiple media appearances including BBC documentaries focused on cardiac arrest, organ donation and sepsis.

Some of the studies we are currently offering include:


A trial to provide safe sedation to patients in ICU.


Sugar or Salt (SOS) trial: Hyperosmolar therapy in traumatic brain injury.

Read about confirming eligibility here, prescribing here and dosing here.

Full protocol here.


A study exploring the genetics of critically ill patients

To view the relative information sheet please click here

To view the patient information sheet please click here

Opening Hours

1300 to 1830

1930 to 2030

2 visitors per patient