Former patients of Intensive Care Unit invited to support group meeting

 

ICUsteps is a support group for ex-ICU (Intensive Care Unit) patients, their families and friends.  Run by former intensive care patients, relatives and health professionals, ICUsteps was developed to provide on-going support after discharge for patients and relatives who have encountered critical illness.

This support is provided in the form of “drop-in meetings” where patients and relatives can come and talk to others who may be further down the recovery journey to share similar experiences.

Sharing experiences with others can help people understand that they’re not alone in what they feel and think, and that often what they’ve experienced is normal for someone who’s been through a period of critical illness.

Meeting others who’ve been through similar experiences and are at different stages in their recovery can help reassure patients and relatives that there is light at the end of the tunnel and dispel much of their worry.

Meetings are held in:  St Luke’s Church, Pallion, Sunderland – from 2pm until 4 pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 31st January 2017
Tuesday 28th March 2017
Tuesday 30th May 2017
Tuesday 25th July 2017
Tuesday 26th September 2017
Tuesday 28th November 2017

Drop in anytime between 2pm – 4pm on the above dates and have a chat, a cup of tea/coffee and take part in quizzes, raffles and bingo (with a twist)!