King's Carers' Cafe - every 4th Friday of the Month
Critical Care is often known as Intensive Care; treating people who have serious and life-threatening conditions.
Often, relatives of patients become their carer. They take on this role either temporarily, while the patient recovers, or they provide ongoing care if the patient needs long-term support.
Carers of critical care patients can sometimes feel abandoned and unprepared for the role. King's would like to change this.
If you are a carer for your relative who has been treated in critical care (either at King's or another hospital) come to the Critical Care team's Carers' Cafe.
The aim is to:
- discover what you need now as a carer
- teach you skills to help you in your caring role
- share what is known about the effects of a stay in critical care on patients and their families
- answer your questions about critical care
- improve your experience of critical care.
Every 4th Friday of the Month at 3pm, in Cecily Saunders Centre at King's College Hospital.
To find out more just ask the ICU or ward Nursing teams, or The Patient Involvement Team: tel: 020 3299 8785.
See flyer for upcoming dates.