Child intensive care benefit

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

January 2018 (CSC)

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).

This is a new child-specific condition. It's available with Enhanced Children's Critical Illness Cover.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition