Patients and Relatives

Help, advice and information for the general public, patients and their friends and family

WICS exists to promote and advance Intensive Care Medicine on the South Coast. This is so that we can provide better healthcare to our patients and their relatives.

Although not a primary aim of this website, we recognise that some patients or relatives may visit our website looking for information. This page will hopefully provide some useful resources.

Above all, please contact the Critical Care Unit that looked after you or your relative for individual advice. The contact details for these can be found in the About WICS section (or if currently missing they will be added as soon as possible).

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Patient Stories

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Resources Elsewhere

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