In normal times the Group holds informal Drop-In meetings on the first Thursday of every month at All Saints Church Community Centre in Hoole for those who have been through the trauma of life-threatening critical illness.
Everyone is welcome no matter where you have been hospitalised and whether you are a former ICU patient, a relative or carer.
You will have the opportunity to chat with people who have had similar experiences and to discuss as a group or individually any issues that concern you.
We often have speakers on subjects that will interest everyone and we can point you in the right direction for further help and support
Come and join us at our next meeting for a cup of tea or coffee - the meetings are free of charge.
“talking with people who have been through a similar experience really helped me”
Due to the Coronavirus our usual Thursday
Drop-In meetings have been replaced by On-Line meetings using the Zoom app. It is very simple and easy to use and will not cost you anything to join.
If you would like to join in - to chat or just to listen - please use the contact us page on this site and we will send you simple instructions and the link.
These Zoom meetings take place every Thursday evening from 6.50 pm.
Everyone is welcome to Drop-In - you will find a warm welcome awaits you.
Some weeks we also have speakers on
interesting and useful subjects.
See our current programme on this page >>>>>
We have also started a weekly Relatives Drop-In every Tuesday evening also from 6.50 to allow family and friends the opportunity to discuss the issues they have had to face because these can be quite different to the patient's perspective.
Drop-In Meeting Programme
15th October - Yoga and Health – Lynn Mooney will talk about her travels learning about Yoga and the benefits of Yoga for a healthy body and mind.
22nd October - Patient Journeys – University researchers from Manchester would like to talk to members about their new project to record people’s stories.
29th October -Halloween and Demo Quiz Night – join the meeting in your best Halloween attire (optional of course). We will be running a short and informal virtual quiz via Zoom (members will need to have access to another hand held device (phone or tablet) to actively take part in the short quiz).
5th November - Autumn Art and Craft – get your creative juices flowing with this seasonal workshop hosted by Aleta Doran
12th November - Countess of Chester Hospital - Lisa Davies is one of our Committee members and will join us to talk more about her new role as REACT team leader. Her team supports patients who need IV antibiotics longer term on discharge from hospital and also supports acutely unwell patients in the community.
19th November - Carla McClintock is a critical care nurse who has also been a patient within ICU. Carla will be presenting about her new SRAVI Communication app (Speech Recognition for the Voice Impaired) and how it will help communication in critical care patients with tracheostomies.
26th November - ICU Consultant – Dr Carl Waldmann from the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust in Reading will be presenting to the group. He has run an ICU follow-up clinic since 1993 based on the model at Whiston Hospital. He co-wrote a paper “Follow-up after Intensive Care” which included recovery of intimacy after critical illness.