No-one wants to be in hospital at Christmas time. But when you're a patient in a critical care unit or ICU; knowing which season, month or day it is, becomes unimportant when you're fighting for your life.
In 2020, the crucial role of our ICUs has hit home. This is where our most at-risk patients receive individualised nursing care. And medical equipment such as ventilators, oxygen pumps, vital signs monitoring equipment, IV lines, drains and catheters are relied upon to help them battle for survival. This Christmas, the best present they and their families will receive is news that they are improving.
Our Critical Care units are now busier than ever before and we are asking you to support these units and the care they provide to patients and families now and in the future.