Former critical care patients invited to chat with experts over coffee

Critical care coffee morning November 2022

Published 02.11.2022

A unique event to give former critical care patients an opportunity to talk to medical experts outside of the hospital setting takes place in Peterborough next week.

The Critical Care Coffee Morning on 8 November is aimed at former patients and their families, and is the first time the event has been held since before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organised by Peterborough City Hospital’s Critical Care Sisters Ros Rippon and Marie Caston, the informal setting for the coffee morning will be the Fitzwilliam Suite at the Cresset in Bretton.

Ros explained: “The free event is open to anyone who has been a critical care patient, or a family member, and who would like to speak informally to our multi-disciplinary team about any issues they may be concerned about.

“It offers a chance to chat with our team of doctors, critical care nurses, dieticians and physiotherapists about issues which could include speech or mobility problems.

“We are looking forward to welcoming patients and their families from across the Peterborough area for an informal one-stop-shop to chat with medical experts over coffee and cake.”

Former patients will also be on hand to talk about their own experience of being on the Critical Care Unit.

The event runs from 10am and anyone wishing to attend can register their interest by contacting or calling 01733 673932.


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Some members of the Critical Care team (back left to right) Olivia Hallam, speech and Language therapist; Ros Rippon and Marie Caston, Critical Care Sisters. Front left to right Eddie Noone, physiotherapist; Alison Swallow, speech and language therapist; Linda Stuart, dietician and Holly Copeland, physiotherapist.

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