Useful Links

Equipment in ICU The Intensive Care Society
Society of intensive care clinicians that has a useful patient and relative section.

The Intensive Care Unit Support Teams for Ex-Patients (ICUsteps) was founded in 2005 by ex-patients, their relatives and ICU staff to support patients and their families through the long road to recovery from critical illness.

Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre
The website has a useful section for patients and relatives.

Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. Contains interviews with patients and relatives who have experienced intensive care.

Patient UK

A help line is open 24hours a day for anyone in need of emotional support. Tel. No. 0845 790 9090 or email

Holds lists of professional carers who specialise in helping people who have been affected by trauma. To find a specialist in your area call 01242 890 306 or write to:  Buttfields, The Farthings, Withington, Gloucester. GL54 4DF

Headway (The National Head Injuries Association)
Providing information, support and services to people with brain injury and their family and carers.
Telephone 0115 924 0800
Help line 0808 800 2244 

Spinal injuries Association – SIA
Providing information and advice for people with spinal cord injuries
Tel. No. 0800 980 0501

A national charity offering support to anyone who has been bereaved.  Trained Cruse volunteers can visit you at home or talk to you over the telephone. 
24 hour support 0844 477 9400

UK Transplant
Providing information and useful links on organ and tissue transplant.     

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