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Intensive care

Current definition

March 2020

Intensive care - requiring mechanical ventilation for 10 consecutive days.

Any sickness or injury resulting in the person covered requiring continuous mechanical ventilation by means of tracheal intubation for 10 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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We've removed the drug and alcohol exclusion.

 

Previous definitions

November 2015

Intensive care - requiring mechanical ventilation for 10 consecutive days

Any sickness or injury resulting in the person covered requiring continuous mechanical ventilation by means of tracheal intubation for 10 consecutive days (24 hours per day) or more in an intensive care unit in a UK hospital.

For the above definition the following are not covered:

  • sickness or injury as a result of drug or alcohol intake or other self-inflicted means;
  • intensive care requiring mechanical ventilation for a child under the age of 90 days.