COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Critical Care - Horsley Ward

Service contact information

Service detail

The Horsley Intensive Care Unit consists of 20 beds (a combination of level 2 and level 3), looking after cranial, complex spine, interventional neuroradiology and emergency neurosurgery patients, as well as patients with complex neurological problems.

Getting here

The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.

Address

Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for third-party sites or content.

Patient leaflets

Information for Horsley/HDU Critical Care Unit

This aims to give simple, practical information to people whose relative, friend or colleague is admitted to our critical care unit.

Tracheostomy - Information for relatives

What is a tracheostomy and why do patients need one

Critical Care - Horsley Ward Consultants

Dr Joanna Lynes

Dr Joanna Lynes is a Consultant Anaesthetist at The Walton Centre. 

Dr Christopher Whitehead

At The Walton Centre, Dr Whitehead is the Medical Appraisal Lead and the Clinical Director for Pain Medicine.

Dr Ged Smith

Despite undertaking advanced training in neuro-anaesthesia and neuro-critical care, Dr Smith strives to maintain as broad a range of practice as possible for the benefit of patients at The Walton Centre.

Dr Sandeep Lakhani

Dr Lakhani was the Clinical Director for Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care from 2012 to 2019 and is currently the Divisional Clinical Director, Neurosurgical division.

Dr Gautam Mahalingam

Dr Mahalingham is an experienced neuroanaesthetist with training in India and UK, with subspecialist interests in the field of Functional Neuroanaesthesia, Neuroradiology and training in Neuroanaesthesia.

Dr Helen Butterfield

Dr Butterfield is the Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and has a special interest in communication skills and end of life care. She has been involved in communication skills training and simulation workshops at the Trust’s Simulation Centre.  

Dr William E Bickerstaffe

Dr William Bickerstaff is a Consultant in neuro anaesthesia and critical care.

Page last updated: 24 June 2021