AN EVENT to raise awareness of sepsis will be held at King’s Mill Hospital on 1st May.
It has been organised by Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and takes place at King’s Mill’s Conference Centre between 6pm and 7.30pm. Tea and coffee are available at 5.30pm.
Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by the body over-reacting to an infection and injuring its own tissue and organs.
It can lead to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if it is not treated promptly.
People may be more susceptible if they are old, young, have a medical condition or have recently had surgery or an accident.
Dr Paul Smith, Dr Patrick Lillie and Paula Evans will be speaking about the symptoms and treatment.
Folk can also find out about the work that Sherwood Forest Hospitals has done and how the introduction of a sepsis box is saving lives.
Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety Dr Simon Stinchcombe said: “The Trust realises the importance of early recognition and prompt treatment of sepsis.
“This event will help raise awareness of this little known but potentially fatal disease and its symptoms within the local community.”
To book call Mansfield 622515 ext 3575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.