ICUsteps was founded in 2005 by ex-patients, their relatives and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff to support patients and their families through the long road to recovery from critical illness.
The charity aims are to:
- support patients and relatives affected by critical illness,
- promote recognition of the physical and psychological consequences of critical illness through education of the medical profession and the general public, and
- encourage research into treatment and the prevention of these issues.
ICUsteps is the United Kingdom’s only support group for people who have been affected by critical illness and has helped many former patients, their relatives and medical staff from organisations around the world.