Forum Monday 12 October evening will be offline from 11pm

Hi all,

This is a note to let you know that the forum, and website, will unavailable from 11pm Monday 12 to 7am Tuesday 13 October.

This is due to essential maintenance and we have tried to find the least disruptive time to do it. However, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Helpline is open from 9am - 9pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone: 0808 800 8000 or Email:

Many thanks,

Steph and Stewart (Admin)

Hi , My brother is in the ICU with ventilator for 2 weeks , they are pushing us to get treacheostomy , please help me to make the decision . I feel like the hospital did something wrong , last week they wean him off and he was talking . but they admitted him to the floor and we got there and he was gasping air and no one was there to help him. he ended up to ICU again and on ventilator