King’s Critical Care - Carers' Cafe

Critical Care is often known as Intensive Care. We treat people who have serious and life-threatening conditions.

Often, relatives of our patients become their carer. They take on this role either temporarily, while the patient recovers, or they provide ongoing care if the patient needs long-term support.

Carers of critical care patients can sometimes feel abandoned and unprepared for the role. We would like to change this.

If you are a carer for your relative who has been treated in critical care (either at King’s or another hospital) come to the Critical Care team's Carers' Cafe. The aim is to:

  • discover what you need now as a carer
  • teach you skills to help you in your caring role
  • share what is known about the effects of a stay in critical care on patients and their families
  • answer your questions about critical care
  • improve your experience of critical care.

Date and time

The Carers' Cafe will be held every fourth Friday of the month (unless otherwise stated below), at 3pm.

Upcoming dates for 2019 are:

  • Friday, 22 February
  • Friday, 29 March (fifth Friday of the month)
  • Friday, 26 April
  • Friday, 24 May
  • Friday, 28 June
  • Friday, 26 July
  • Friday, 23 August
  • Friday, 27 September
  • Friday, 25 October
  • Thursday, 28 November (fourth Thursday of the month)

Tea and coffee will be provided.


Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College Hospital.

See the King's campus mapfor location information.

Reserve your place

To let us know you would like to attend, or to find out more, contact the Patient Involvement Team on:
Tel: 020 3299 8785