Intensive care: Patients' experiences

Interview 18

Male
Age at interview: 62

Brief outline: Was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2004. 2-day stay in ICU was planned, following surgery. Transferred to general ward in private hospital. Had to have a second operation and, because of complications, was admitted to ICU in NHS hospital. Spent 18 days in ICU. Had several more operations. In hospital for 5 weeks.

Background: Occupation: retired airline crew. Marital status: married. Number of children: 1. Ethnic background: White British.

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