Dr Zudin Puthucheary, a member of the Intensive Care Society Council, who is also a critical care consultant warned it could take five years before the ICU patients “reach their normal lives again.”
Dr Puthucheary further warned his concerns that there is not enough ICU staff to rehabilitate patients.
Speaking to Sky News Kay Burley, he said, “People who have chosen to be unvaccinated make up the vast majority of patients on the intensive care unit at the moment, and certainly most of our pregnant patients are unvaccinated.
“These are the young people – the vast majority of them do survive, 60% of our patients are currently surviving.
“But that survival comes with a huge cost and that needs rehabilitation.
“We don’t have the staff, have the resources to rehabilitate these patients, and it may be up to five years before they reach their normal lives again.
“But 40% of these people are dying, and they don’t need to die had they been vaccinated.”