Intensivists

Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital is the only private hospital to have 2 intensivist on site everyday.

Dr. Mike Faurie is a qualified general surgeon and registered sub-specialist in Trauma Surgery and Trauma Critical Care. He has extensive pre-hospital emergency retrieval experience and was previously the medical director for the volunteer high angle rescue organization, Rescuetech. He is passionate about developing trauma and critical care medicine with a special interest in trauma and peri-operative medicine and is one of the match day panel doctors for The Sharks rugby team. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and a variety of outdoor activities.

Dr. Dave Skinner is a qualified general surgeon and registered sub-specialist in Critical Care. He has experience in the management of critically ill medical, surgical and trauma patients and has worked in a Level 1 Trauma ICU and Level 3 general ICU since specialising. He has multiple publications in international journals with a special interest in acute kidney injury, thoracic trauma and peri-operative medicine. He is currently finishing his PhD in Critical Care examining crush syndromes and acute kidney injury. Dave enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid and accomplished sports shooter.

Service Include: Basic Ventilation including NIV/HFNC Advanced ventilation techniques Extra-corporeal techniques including RRT Peri-operative care of high risk surgical patients Haemodynamic support Co-ordinated care of the critically ill medical or surgical patient Co-ordinated care of the poly-trauma patient Central venous catheterisations, PICC lines, arterial lines End of life/palliative care for the critically ill patient Family counselling of the critically ill patient Assistance with resuscitation.

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