A number of hospitals across Australia and New Zealand will take part in the study. The SMS/email invitations will be sent using personal contact information of the parents/carers from the study hospital where the child is admitted. Contact information will remain secure at the health service and will not be disclosed to third parties.
Parents and carers of children admitted to Intensive Care are invited to complete a Health Outcome and ICU Experience Survey, soon after the child is discharged from the ICU. The first Health Outcome survey asks questions about your child’s baseline health status one month before the ICU admission. The ICU Experience survey asks for feedback on your experience of the care provided by the ICU staff. Responses to this survey should be confined to the ICU only and should not include thoughts on care provided in other areas of the hospital.
The follow-up Health Outcome survey will be sent to parents and carers 6 months after their child is discharged from ICU. This survey asks about the child’s recovery and health status at this point in time.