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Hospital staff form intensive care support group

Posted on Wednesday 15th July 2015
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Staff on the Intensive Therapy Unit at West Cumberland Hospital have set up a support group for former patients and their families.

The aim of the group is for those who have spent time on the unit, and their loved ones, to be able to meet and talk with others who have been in the same situation.

ITU sister Jackie Fox explained why she and her colleagues had decided to form the group. “Being a patient or having a loved one treated in intensive care can be a very frightening time,” she said. “We hope this group will enable former patients and their relatives to chat with people who’ve been in a similar situation and also speak to staff to fill in some of the blanks of their time when critically ill on the unit.”

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 from 2-4pm at St Begh’s Social Centre, Coach Road, Whitehaven. Meetings will then be held every six weeks, with the next one on 2 September at the same time and place. The meetings will be free to attend and tea and coffee will be available.

For more information contact Jackie Fox or Louise McCreadie on 01946 523443.