Firstly, a huge thank you for going the Extra Mile for the NHS campaign. Please do spread the word to get others involved. We want every household in the UK to go the Extra Mile for our heroes across the country putting their own lives on the line to help your families, friends and loved ones during this difficult times.
Your kind donations will go directly to The Intensive Care Society, a registered charity with charity number 1039236 started 50 years ago with the goal of supporting frontline staff in intensive care units all around the country.
Your donations will fund:
The wellbeing of Intensive Care Professionals
The pressure on intensive care staff is causing massive stress. Professionals, patients and relatives will suffer from poor mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following COVID-19.
Your donations we will develop and fund:
• Support for Intensive Care workers employed by the NHS
• Help for their mental health
• Distribution of morale-boosting wellbeing packages, including food, snacks and essentials, to Intensive Care Units.
• Support for patients who survive and for relatives of those we cannot save.
• Patient information leaflets, the ICU environment and public benefit.
We aim to fund further intensive care research across the UK and have five national Research Directors leading clinical trials. An intensive care clinical trial can cost between £1.5million and £5million.
• We need more research and clinical trials into COVID-19; ventilation practice in intensive care; into who and when to treat in intensive care; into PTSD and mental consequence.
• We need to fund new investigator research awards and scholarships to develop and train the next generation of intensive care experts.
We need your help to provide more education courses for intensive care doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and the rest of the intensive care team to share best practice and learn how to save more lives.
Events cost the Intensive Care Society up £275,000 to hire for 1-3 days for up to 1700 intensive care doctors, nurses and health. We currently charge our life saving professionals to attend. We need your help to provide this as part of their professional development.
The Intensive Care Society pays the salaries of the staff (who are paid charity rates) to organise these educational events. These staff advertise the courses, register delegates, receive and manage financial payments, organise the speakers and their expenses and manage our educational events committee.
Your donations will make a real difference.
PLEASE HELP US COPE. We need YOUR MONEY NOW.
Once again, thank you for your support.
The Intensive Care Society urgently needs to fund these areas, as well as other charitable purposes, over the coming weeks and months.