Table 6

Characteristics, interventions and outcomes of patients admitted to the seven PICUs repurposed to care for adults

HospitalsSt Mary’s HospitalRoyal Brompton HospitalRoyal London HospitalAlder Hey Children’s HospitalRoyal Manchester Children’s HospitalKing’s College HospitalRoyal Stoke University HospitalTotal
Period during which PICU was repurposed9 weeks
(20 March−22 May)
6 weeks
(3 April−13 May)
7 weeks
(23 March–12 May)
3 weeks
(6 April–1 May)
6 weeks
(8 March–21 April)
6 weeks
(27 March–10 May)
5 weeks
(30 March–6 May)
Total number of patients in adult critical care (COVID and non-COVID) in the same hospital during the same time period1181101871111510170712
Repurposed PICU activity for adults
Number of patients without COVID5080023036
IMV5060023034
HFNC00200002
Total number of patients with COVID232926119011109
ECMO15000006
IMV2224811901185
NIV0010000010
HFNC00800008
Patient-bed days434324197169812291191553
Median age in years (range)57 (32–76)50 (36–77)57 (19–78)62 (44–7)60 (50–70)53 (19–77)55 (20–73)
Interventions
 ECMO
 RRT
1
6
5
9
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
20
 CPR21011207
 Tracheostomy91400610342
Outcome
 Died in PICU823410220
 Discharged from PICU20273178239125
Repurposed PICU activity for children
 Bed capacity21243154067
 Non-COVID children24083459210146
 COVID children5012 (1 on ECMO)14013
 Refusals/Transfers out601008015
  • CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; HFNC, high flow nasal cannula therapy; IMV, invasive mechanical ventilation; NIV, non-invasive ventilation; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit; RRT, renal replacement therapy.