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Why use this website?

This website has been carefully developed to offer information, advice and support on recovery after Intensive Care. Read here about some of the the ways in which patients, family members and healthcare professionals have found it useful.

 

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Web Link: A video from a former patient

This is the link to a short 3 minute video from the Alliance Scotland, in which George Guy (a former Intensive Care patient) talks about his involvement in helping develop the sister version of this website, criticalcarerecovery.com, and why you might find it useful. "..it makes your life so much easier, when you're trying to find out about what goes on...whatever reason you're in critical care for...during your time, and even after, on the road to...

Web Link: A video from patients, families and staff

This link will take you to a short video about what other patients, family members and Intensive Care staff thought about the sister version of this website, criticalcarerecovery.com.

Document: Endorsement: ICUsteps

We are absolutely delighted to have received an endorsement from ICUsteps, the UK's ICU patient support chrity.

Document: Endorsement: the Intensive Care Society (ICS)

"As the leading UK multi-professional body in critical care, we champion the contributions that all staff routinely make in treating and supporting the rehabilitation of patients. The Critical Care Recovery COVID-19 website carries this same ethos and centres the patient experience at its heart. It has been developed using robust qualitative research with patients, it has been co-produced with them and with input from frontline multi professional staff during the pandemic. As more...

Document: Endorsement: UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance

We are delighted to have received an endorsement from the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance, and a number of its affiliated groups. These include the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, the National Outreach Forum, the Intensive Care Society's Nurse Professional Advisory Group, and the Critical Care National Network Lead Nurse Forum.

Article: Ex patients-what they say about this website...

We asked some former patients what they thought of the sister version of this website, criticalcarerecovery.com. Here are some of the things they said... A website developed together with patients "When I was invited to help build the website, I wondered if I was just being asked so you could say, "Look, we've involved patients". But I quickly found that our opinions were genuinely valued and indeed needed...to create a website that reflected Intensive Care...

Article: Family members-what they say about this website...

We asked some family members what they thought about the sister version of this website, criticalcarerecovery.com. Here are some of the things they said. Easy to use "It's so clear, and easy to use and understand. I love...the read aloud and translations, and particularly the innovative way individuals can create their own library. Extremely useful, along with popular topics wth easy access, and the option of suggestions too. This website is an incredibly valuable and...

Article: How have we developed this website?

This website is a COVID-specific version of a website that was previously developed to support patients and families recovering after Intensive Care: criticalcarerecovery.com. We are using published guidelines from several professional groups on recovery and rehabilitation after COVID-19 to guide us, although these may change as the pandemic evolves. These include, for example, those of the Intensive Care Society, the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care and the...

Article: ICU staff-what they say about this website...

We asked some Intensive Care staff what they thought of the sister version of this this website, criticalcarerecovery.com. Here are some of the things they said.... Giving useful information "I would often like to spend more time with the families...but I'm (busy) looking after patients. This website goes part of the way to giving information...it's not a substitute for talking to staff about what is going on and why" From a nursing point of view, it's quite good...

Web Link: Website awards: Award for Digital Health and Care

This website was commissioned in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Its sister website, criticalcarerecovery.com won a second prestigious award in 2019, for Digital Health and Care. The award was sponsored by Intersystems, one of NHS Scotland's leading digital IT collaborators. It was awarded by Jeanne Freeman, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.