3rd October 2016

Patient Journeys

Some of our families have kindly agreed to share their stories so you can understand the work we do. If you would like to share your child and family’s story, please have a look at our guide and get in touch.

A big thank you to all of our patients and parents for sharing their pictures and stories here.

With best wishes from our team. PICU @ St. George’s Hospital, London.


Helena – 2017

When she was three weeks old, Helena’s breathing became heavy. By 3pm it was worse and she had gone a terrible colour. It all happened so quickly – Helena had sepsis. The fluids she was given made her face swell up so she looked quite different and she had lines coming out of all her appendages.  The care she got was absolutely incredible. [continued…]

 


Lily – 2016/17

On the 20th December Lily was just aged 6 weeks when she was suddenly taken unwell. After being in our local hospital for less than 12 hours it became obvious that she needed more support and suddenly our world was turned upside down, Lily was struggling so much to breathe that they decided to intubate her to help with her breathing. The quick acting nurses and doctors contacted St George’s Hospital in Tooting and she was prepared to be transferred. [continued…]


Darcy – 2016

When Darcy was two weeks old, what we thought was a common cold quickly escalated to her being unable to breathe.  We took her to the local hospital where she was stabilised, intubated and taken by ambulance to the PICU at St Georges Hospital. From the moment we stepped into the unit, not only was our precious baby looked after but so were we.

 


Toby – 2016

Toby was very poorly for quite some time at our local Hospital. He had just had his first birthday before finally being diagnosed with a Brain Tumour.

When Toby was transferred to St Georges Hospital, he was critical. You can only imagine the shock that we were feeling as we drove to the hospital. When arrived at the same time as Toby’s ambulance and were met by Cathy from PICU in the ambulance bay. [continued…]