Patients need more support after intensive care

Patients leaving hospital after intensive care require more support than they are currently getting, researchers at Imperial College London and Oxford University have found.

73% of those surveyed were still experiencing pain one year later and 44% were significantly anxious or depressed.

With patients currently reliant on families for help, the researchers believe that support such as emotional counselling and adaptations to the house should be more readily available.

Read more at Intensive Care Society