World Sepsis Day 2021

Posted on Fri, 10/09/2021

World Sepsis Day takes place on the 13th September every year to increase public awareness on this life-threatening health issue.

Sepsis occurs when the body’s response to an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and more.

The UK Sepsis Trust estimates around 245,000 people are affected by sepsis in the UK alone each year and sadly every 3 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has an excellent reputation for patient safety and with this in mind; Joanne Wilkinson has been recently appointed as clinical lead for sepsis for the Trust.

Joanne’s role is to ensure a robust initial treatment plan is in place for patients coming into the Trust. She plans to work closely with all clinical areas to ensure that sepsis is recognised, treat and escalated in order to save lives.

Joanne said: “I am very passionate about improving our sepsis escalation process, patient safety and patient experience.”

“There is training and education in sepsis and complications available for all staff at the Trust and I will continue to improve and raise awareness to ensure the patients of Gateshead are safe and looked after.”

Visit the UK Sepsis Trust website for more information and how you can support the fight against sepsis.

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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