Sepsis N. Ireland Facts

Sepsis NI: Fact | NI Has Great Sepsis Work Being Carried Out

by | Sep 14, 2017

Sepsis NI: Fact | NI Has Great Sepsis Work Being Carried Out

Yes that’s right, NI Has Great Sepsis Work Being Carried Out!

So although I’ve written that N. Ireland currently has NO regional body to discuss a ‘joint’ Sepsis protocol (which is a current fact), we still have lots of great Sepsis work being done within each of our Health Trusts. So its important to recognise all the ‘Sepsis Champions’ already out there doing a great job – cause its such a tough challenge!

I am already in some very positive discussions as to how we instigate ‘one’ regional body to implement a coherent strategy and I hope to lobby for Government funding to help with a Public Awareness Campaign.

This is what I (Sepsis NI) will be working on with the help of the UK Sepsis Trust…Watch This Space!

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Our ‘best guess’ is that Sepsis will affect 7020 in N. Ireland this year and kill at least 1240 of those. Currently we have no detailed or accurate statistics. 

(This is based on UK Sepsis Trust stats stating that 150,000 in the UK are affected by Sepsis resulting in 44,000 deaths per year and Irish Sepsis Forum stats of 14,804 inpatients diagnosed with Sepsis resulting in 2735 deaths in 2016.)

Sepsis NI and The UK Sepsis Trust are working together to find ways to establish a National Sepsis Plan for N. Ireland as currently we DO NOT have one. We have some great Sepsis work being done individually within each of our 5 health trusts but we have no singular plan of action. Neither do we have any goverment back Sepsis Awareness Campaigns.

We hope to change that!