Inspiring confidence in ICU survivors

An award-winning programme designed to help the recovery of Intensive Care patients at Glasgow Royal Infirmary has been in the limelight recently.

InSPIRE, a joint initiative between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the University of Glasgow, is a five week rehabilitation and support initiative for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and their families.

STV recently ran two features about the programme and focussed on the recovery of patient Sharon Currie.

Dr Tara Quasim, ICU Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Intensive Care patients can have persistent physical and psychological problems as a direct result of the intensive care stay which can impact all aspects of their life.

“These programmes highlighted the importance of help for patients after ICU and just how life-changing it can be. Thankfully, through Sharon and some of the other patients it also showed there is hope too – and good support – for those who need it most.”