Date: May 2011
Any sickness or injury resulting in the life assured 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 any other self-inflicted means;
- children under the age of 90 days.