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Child intensive care benefit

Current definition


January 2018

Child intensive care benefit – requiring mechanical ventilation for 7 days

Any sickness or injury resulting in the child requiring continuous mechanical ventilation by means of tracheal intubation for 7 consecutive days (24 hours per day) or more in an intensive care unit in a UK hospital.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • intensive care requiring mechanical ventilation (for a child under the age of 90 days).
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This is a new child-specific condition. It's available with Enhanced Children's Critical Illness Cover.


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