Drop-In Meetings

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.

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“talking with people who have been through a similar experience really helped me”

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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Drop-In meetings have been replaced by On-Line meetings using the Zoom app.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 log in from 7.20 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 from 7.50 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

 

1 April -  Dr Paul Dean, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Chair,  Standards Division Intensive Care Society

will talk about Covid, and Sepsis - the things you need to know and  he will answer your questions.

8 April - Joanne Ruffell, one of our trainers will talk about Wellness

15 April - Sarah Gower-Jones, ECMO Family Support Group

22 April -  Dr Ikhlas El Karim (dentist|) and Dr Fionnuala Lundy (scientist) are working on a study to improve oral health in ICU as a means of preventing pneumonia and improving clinical outcomes.  They want to hear our feedback on oral care in ICU.

29 April - Carla McLintock.  Carla is a critical care nurse who has also been a patient in ICU.  Carla will be presenting about SRAVI the new Communication app - Speech Recognition for the Voice Impaired and how it will help communication in ICU patients with tracheostomies.

6 May - Jane Dean,  Nurse Consultant in Critical Care at ELHT.  Jane will talk about Covid and proning - why it is done, and the issues it can cause.   Jane will try to answer your questions about it.  

13 May - Julie Darbyshire who is Research Manager at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences  at Oxford University is going to talk about sleep, sleep disorders after ICU and the importance of good sleep hygiene for one's health.

20 May - The Way Forward

27 May - Vicky Davies will talk about Nutrition after ICU and the part it plays in recovery of strength and fitness.

3 June -  Anna Coles - Purestretch Instructor and a GP Exercise Referral Instructor.

10 June -  AGM 6.30 pm followed by our Drop-In Meeting at 7.30 pm with Heather Parsons - Barefoot Dancer and ICU Survivor.

17 June - Tracey Hunt-Noakes talks about bone density scans and the importance of building bone strength as we age.