BED 12 – Review

Julie Cahill, who has been an intensive care patient and is a member of the Society’s Patients and Relatives Committee, reviews Alison Murdoch’s book ‘Bed 12’.

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When renowned Buddhist and radio contributor Alison Murdoch’s husband falls suddenly and severely ill with viral encephalitis her entire world is turned upside down. As Simon spends five weeks in a London ICU, Alison soon realises that the hospital has become her own, sanitised world within a world, and that she is merely ‘visiting’ the rest of her life in her brief moments of respite from her husband’s bedside.

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