Critical Care Outreach is part of a new approach to the management of all critically ill patients, no matter where they are within our hospital. Previously, care for critically ill patients was provided in discrete departments, separate from other clinical areas.
Critical Care Outreach teams were created following the introduction of the 'Comprehensive Critical Care' document (May 2000). This identified three main aims for outreach services:
The UK Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) identified that there is often little or no support for CCC patients after they’re discharged. The support needed can be either physical or psychological to ease the strain on their relationships with family and friends.
We have developed a follow-up service for CCC patients after they’re discharged. The patients are seen at 2 months, 6 months and 12 months after their discharge to monitor their progress.
The follow-up clinic has been nationally recognised and has already shown benefits for our patients.
The service at Hinchingbrooke Hospital is run 7 days a week (including bank holidays), from 8am to 8pm.
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