In 2023 Intensive Care Week will be celebrated from 5-11 June, marking our 53rd birthday on 8 June. We love a bit of a celebration, and what better way to get another year older than to recognise all the talented and dedicated people working in intensive care.
Last year we celebrated with a series of blog articles and a podcast, and lots of pictures from members all over the country showing why they love working in critical care.
This year we're doing things a little differently, and providing you with the tools to celebrate in your hospital. We're also asking you to send us pictures from your unit to go into the draw to win some great prizes! Read on to find out more.
Intensive Care Week is all about celebrating you and your work, so we're encouring everyone to hold a celebration event of their own during the week.
Get your team together and host a morning tea, hold a team meeting and share your favourite things about working in ICU, or set up a bake off and compete for the team's best muffins! However you choose to celebrate we've got the perfect pack for getting you started.
Unfortunately youre no longer able to order our Intensive Care Week packs as they won't reach you before the end of #ICUWeek2023. You can still download our digital cards below!
This Intensive Care Week we're offering you the chance to win a ticket to one of our 2023 Study Days. Entering is easy, all you need to do is take a picture of you and your team and send it to us and we'll enter you into the draw!
Step one: Take a picture of yourself and your team. Your picture needs to include at least three people and something non-medical that helps you get through your day. It important your picture doesn't include patients, just members of your team happy to be involved. You'll also need to prepare a brief caption telling us what's happening in your picture.
Step two: Send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll need to you tell us your name, role, and hospital, adn do'nt forget your caption!
Step three: Enter as many times as you like, each picture represents one entry into our draw. We'll then display all the pictures we collect on our website and at our State of the Art Congress at the end of June.
First prize: one lucky winner will recieve a free ticket to one of our 2023 Study Days of their choice. You'll also get online access to all the content from the day for 6 months, in case there's anything you'd like to watch again.
You can check out all our Study Days below.
Second and third prize: You'll get a pack of Intensive Care Society merchandise, incuding a stainless steel water bottle, lanyards for the team, and loads of other great stuff!
As part of our celebration pack we've created a set of cards for you to share with patients and their loved ones outlining the different professionals working in critical care. They've been produced with help from our wonderful Professional Advisory Groups and we've made them available for download below so you can print your own or share them digitally on your social media channels.
This June we’re asking our supporters to get involved in Intensive Care Week by stepping into the shoes of an ICU professional and matching the number of steps they’d do on a normal shift, or, for a real challenge a pandemic one.
We asked a few of our members to track and report their daily step count with results ranging from 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day.
Find out more about getting involved!