Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

ICUsteps statement

As survivors of critical illness, relatives of ICU survivors and critical care professionals, everyone at ICUsteps has a profound understanding of the journey ahead for those who will be hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts are with all of them, and those who will be fighting to help them through it.

In addition however, our thoughts and concerns are also with others being treated in critical care for other reasons and also those who are on their road to recovery from critical illness who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.

ICUsteps stands behind NHS efforts to manage and cope with the virus. In these worrying and uncertain times, we urge those looking for information to rely on credible sources of information only.

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ICU patient information resources

Given the additional risk to those recovering from critical care at this difficult time, ICUsteps recommends that support group events be suspended for the time-being to minimise potential exposure to the virus. We urge those seeking support to use our HealthUnlocked online community.

External COVID-19 resources