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 short video about the website 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 this website, 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 recovery" "...one of the biggest advantages is that there's so many questions you...

Web Link: Award for Digital Impact

In 2019, the website 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: Award for research into survivorship after ICU

The website was part of a winning submission to the Scottish Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Award in 2017. 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 in Scotland.

Article: What family members say about this website...

We asked some family members what they thought about this website. Here are some of the things they said. Information and reassurance 24/7 "One of the things that is so difficult...anxiety is high and it's hard to think in those circumstances. It was actually helpful that...I could look at the website... at the end of the day, after visiting and in the quiet of my own home." "What you're looking for is "Is what I'm feeling an ordinary...

Article: What ICU staff say about this website...

We asked some Intensive Care staff what they thought of this website. 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 for us, because patients and relatives...

Article: What patients say about this website...

We asked some former patients what they thought of our website. 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 patients' real needs. Because of that,...

Web Link: Why use this website: 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 of our website.