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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.

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: 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.

Web Link: Website awards: Award for Digital Impact

This website was commissioned in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In 2019, its sister website, criticalcarerecovery.com won the Digital Impact Award in the Holyrood Connect Digital Health and Care Awards. 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.

Web Link: Website awards: award for research into survivorship after ICU

This website was commissioned in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In 2017, its sister website, criticalcarerecovery.com was part of a winning submission to the Scottish Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Award. Our programe of research, into survivorship after critical illness, was awarded by the Chief Nursing Office for Scotland, the Allied Health Professions Directorate, NHS Education for Scotland, the Scottish Executive Nurse Directors, and the Council of Deans...