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Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit

The Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at the Innsbruck University Hospitals provides specialized intensive care (level 3) for patients who have a severe, life-threatening illness or injury affecting their brain or spine. The unit is run by a highly specialized team of dedicated neurosurgeons and intensive care nurses and takes care of approximately 600 patients per year. Most of our patients are emergencies and require intensive care after a traumatic brain injury or spinal trauma, after having an intracranial hemorrhage or other life-threatening neurosurgical conditions. Also, we provide postoperative high-dependency care following elective neurosurgical procedures. Our unit has 13 beds in total, of which 10 are intensive care beds (ICU) and 3 are intermediate care beds (IMCU).


The department of Neurosurgery is part of the Innsbruck University Hospitals and is committed and obligated to teaching and research. Clinical trials are being conducted at this Intensive Care Unit on patients unable to give informed consent due to their medical condition. This practice is in accordance with the Institutional Ethics Committee and the Austrian legislation.


Information for visitors:

Visiting times at the ICU:

Monday - Sunday from 1pm to 3pm and from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Please be aware that visitors may be asked to leave at any time to enable important care to be delivered. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask – our nursing staff will be happy to help you.

If you are a family member of one of our inpatients and wish to talk to a doctor, you can do so either

  • by phone: from 10am to 11am or
  • in person: during visiting times


Our contact details are:

  • Phone: +43 512 504 27439
  • Location: Medizinzentrum Anichstrasse, Level 3