Supporting our Critical Care Units

Could you join us in making a difference for the most seriously ill and injured patients at our hospitals? 

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Critical care units (CCUs) can sometimes be known as Intensive Care Units (ICUs) or Intensive Therapy Units (ITUs). These are specialist hospital wards designed to treat patients who are seriously ill and require continuous monitoring. These patients might suffer with one or more vital organ failure or are unable to breathe without support.

What our amazing supporters have already helped fund:


Dominic Barker completes a sponsored walk in memory of his dad


One of our youngest fundraisers, Dominic Barker, five-year-old Dominic completed a three-mile sponsored walk on Father’s Day last year in memory of his dad, James Barker.

James was cared for at both Queen’s and King George hospitals, spending eight weeks as an inpatient before he sadly passed away early 2023 at the young age of 39. In honour of his dad and the exceptional staff who looked after him, Dominic took up the fundraising challenge to help other patients and families in our hospitals during difficult times.

Dominic, who wore his dad’s favourite cap on the walk, wanted to raise money for our hospitals, to thank the staff who cared for James. Dominic hoped to raise around £150 but thanks to generous support, raised over £2,600! Dominic completed the walk in just thirty minutes and was joined by family and friends who cheered him on the whole way.

"I’m so proud of Dom for what he’s achieved – I know James would be proud too."

- Dominic’s mum and James’ wife Emma Barker

Funds raised will be used to make a real difference to patients, staff, and families in ITU by funding projects that go over and above NHS funding to further enhance the hospital experience for all.

Our charity is amazed by Dominic’s courage, and we admire him for all his hard work. Massive thanks to everyone who has supported Dominic throughout his fundraising journey.

If you’re a grateful patient or family member and would like to show your appreciation to our staff, and help ensure future patients receive the same amazing care – get in touch with us today!



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It's important to provide the extras, big or small that will make a difference to patients and their families, when they need it the most.

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