Thanks to our generous supporters and an £88,000 grant from NHS Charities Together, we’ve raised over £150,000 for the Road to Recovery appeal. This appeal will fund a programme of psychological support for patients who spent time in ITU at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals with Covid-19, and their families.

What is the Road to Recovery Appeal?

The Road to Recovery Appeal was set up to provide a new programme of psychological support to patients who have been critically ill with Covid-19.

Our hospitals have found that for those who have spent time in ITU, the impact of Covid-19 can last way beyond the initial virus, as patients can experience a range of severe and prolonged mental and physical health issues. This can include post-traumatic stress, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue, which affect many aspects of day-to-day life. 

Family members, who play a vital role in the care and ongoing recovery of their loved ones, and have lived through the trauma of seeing their loved one in critical care, will also have access to support. 

About the psychological support programme

£150,000 has funded dedicated one-to-one or group sessions for at least 1,000 patients and family members who have experienced care in ITU at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals for Covid-19.

Dr Anne-Marie Doyle, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and project lead for Road to Recovery, said: 

I want to say a huge thank you to NHS Charities Together for their generous grant which helped the Road to Recovery appeal reach its target. We are now able to expand our team and provide dedicated psychological support to patients and their families who have survived the most serious cases of Covid-19, but still carry the trauma of long stays on ITU. Thank you also to every individual who supported this appeal. Your generosity will help the hundreds of patients affected, and their families, see a brighter future ahead.

Thank you to everyone who supported this life-changing appeal.