Get involved

On the ICU we receive feedback on our service in a number of ways:

  • Focus groups
  • Relatives’ satisfaction surveys
  • Thank you cards
  • Formal complaints
  • PALS reports

In receiving this feedback it is important to do three things:

  • Share it
  • Learn from it
  • Compare and review it

In this way we can reinforce the things we do well while improving or changing the things we don’t do as well.

Focus groups

We facilitate 2 to 3 focus groups every year. These groups are for ex-patients or relatives who have been on the ICU. Members of the group are randomly selected and are asked about their interest and availability in attending.

The purpose of the focus group is to elicit the experiences of the patient or carer while they were on the unit and since discharge. Any comments, thoughts or suggestions are fed back to staff via the quality group and an action plan is formulated which is sent to focus group members.

Satisfaction surveys

Satisfaction surveys enable us to receive feedback from relatives and friends. We are constantly trying to improve our services to help relatives through a difficult time and the reports which are generated by the survey provide an invaluable tool in identifying areas that can be improved.

Thank you cards

On the intensive care unit we collect and collate thank you cards and letters from visitors and patients. Thank cards can give a valuable insight into the care that is being delivered and can be used to demonstrate what gives relatives and friends comfort when their loved one is critically ill. They can make staff feel appreciated and be used to support them when difficult decisions are made.

PALS reports

We receive a report from the patient advice and liaison service (PALS) on any requests, comments or suggestions that any person may have asked about the intensive care unit.

Visiting times

Max 2 visitors at one time 

Contact information

Chelsea and Westminster
Adult intensive care unit (ICU)
5th Floor, Lift Bank B
T: 020 3315 4331

Leigh Paxton (Matron)
T: 020 3315 4332

West Middlesex
Adult intensive care unit (ICU)
1st Floor, Main Building
T: 020 8321 5833

Amanda Dixon (Matron)
T: 020 8321 6763


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