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Web Link: COVID ICU: a video of an ICU, routine and specialist care and follow-up

This link will take you to a video from East Suffolk And North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. It's about 20 minutes long. It includes an introduction to the Intensive Care Unit, and explains some of the equipment used, and the types of care you will have received. Various members of the healthcare team introduce themselves and explain the types of things they will have done to support your recovery. These include, for example, the Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist,...

Web Link: COVID-19 Return to Work guide (from Occupational Health groups)

This link will take you to the Society of Occupational Medicine's webpages on returning to work. You can download their booklet, which outlines the medical clearance for return to work, the role of managers in supporting you back to work,adjustments to work duties and access to Occupational Health services in your worklplace.

Article: Equipment

Some equipment is considered essential for hospital discharge, which means that it MUST be in place before you go home.Other "non essential" items of equipment or home adaptations might be organised before you leave hospital, but may take some time to arrive. This might include things like shower seats, bath aids or grab rails.

External Video: Louise and her recovery from Swine flu

Video length: 22:33 (Watch now or tap the button above to add this resource to your personal library to watch later) In this video clip, Louise talks about her experiences of being critically ill with Swine flu. Five years on, she talks about the processes of getting better and getting on with her life. You can read interviews,listen to voice recordings and watch clips of other patients' experiences of Intensive Care by using the link to Healthtalkonline.

Article: Occupational Therapist

What does an Occupational Therapist do? The Occupational Therapist (or OT) works very closely with the other members of ward staff to make sure that you will be able to look after yourself when you go home. This might include assessments to see if you are able to do everyday things like washing and dressing,cooking, housework and shopping.They will also help make sure that you have all the help you need when you get home, including arranging for you to have equipment, support services or...