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You're invited: an evening with our Sepsis experts

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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,

Hollyhurst Road,

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 hold.  

"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 developments.

Please register your place by email or phone or contact us for more information:

01325 74 3576 / 01325 74 3786


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Published: 28 July 2016

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham