For approaching 24 hours, I’ve been sat with my Dad in an Intensive Care Unit. His chances of making it out of here, in a good way, have been described as ‘very, very slim’.
He’s surrounded by outstanding care – from those caring for him as well as the technology and medicine underpinning their work. The same consultant who described his chances also made clear the most powerful tools in their armoury. Watching the careful dance of expertise I was struck by how positively intertwined these tools are.
- Hope that his condition will improve drives treatment
- Faith in a system of specialised care drives collaboration
- Belief that we can deliver better tools drives improvement
Hope, belief, faith – they provide a reason to carry on in spite of the odds. These three things, although they may be difficult, are a choice.