Recovery from critical illness can be lengthy and complex. We are here to support you on your journey to recovery. The follow up clinic involves a video or phone consultation with a physiotherapist, a psychologist and a doctor over around two hours.
To contact the follow-up clinic please get in touch with us here:
Our follow up team aims to:
Explain of your stay in ICU
We'll give a brief summary of significant events that occurred while you were in intensive care, with explanations and information. There is plenty of time for you to ask questions. Many patients don't remember their ICU stay - this can lead to you having misconceptions about what happened, feeling frustrated and having unrealistic expectations of your recovery. It can help if you are aware of how ill you were, and why it is taking some time to recover.
Your recovery will be discussed, which might include expectations, realistic goals, changes in family dynamics, and coming to terms with lifestyle changes.
Identifying physical, psychological or social problems
Some of our patients have problems either as a result of their critical illness or because of other underlying conditions. Our follow-up team can refer you to other specialties if needed, and may inform your GP of any advice or support required.
Promoting a quality service through feedback
Feedback from you and your relatives about your intensive care experience is invaluable. By highlighting areas which require review or change, we can continue to improve the quality of care we deliver.
For support before the clinic, have a look at our leaflet by clicking below:
There are also resources below:
1300 to 1830
1930 to 2030
2 visitors per patient