Join our clinical experts and healthcare professionals for an
evening raising awareness about the life-threatening condition
Sepsis - and how together we can save lives.
Including Dr Neil Munro, consultant physician who will talk
about the signs and symptoms of Sepsis and when it is appropriate
to come to hospital and Dr Richard Hixson, consultant anaesthetist,
who will share information on the work we are doing across the
Trust on recognising and caring for patients with Sepsis.
Wednesday 7 September 2016
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Darlington Memorial Hospital,
Darlington, DL3 6HX
Every year, there are 150,000 cases of Sepsis and 44,000 deaths.
12,000 of these deaths are potentially avoidable. Together by
recognising the signs and symptoms of Sepsis and acting quickly we
can save lives.
Alyson Robinson, Sepsis
education nurse, says, "In sepsis, the body's immune system goes
into overdrive as it tries to fight an infection and this can
reduce the blood supply to vital organs such as the brain, heart
and kidneys. Sepsis is usually triggered by an infection or
injury and we want to alert people to how quickly it can take
"Sepsis now claims more lives
than bowel and breast cancer combined and a person dies from it
every five minutes. Early medical intervention is essential
so the greater awareness there is of what to look out for, the more
lives can potentially be saved."
As part of the event, there will also be market place
information stalls about some of the other Trust's services and
Please register your place by email or phone or contact us
for more information:
01325 74 3576 / 01325 74 3786
Published: 28 July 2016
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital