The Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is located on the fourth floor of the Auckland City Hospital, Auckland District Health Board. It provides adult tertiary level intensive care for post operative cardiothoracic and vascular surgical patients, cardiology patients, along with patients with severe cardiac and/or respiratory failure from all over New Zealand that require mechanical support with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).