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Sepsis NI: Fact | NI Has NO National Sepsis Plan

by | Sep 11, 2017

Sepsis NI: Fact | NI Has NO National Sepsis Plan

Yes that’s right, N. Ireland currently has NO National Sepsis Place…Yet!

NHS England and NHS Wales have plans in place as does Ireland. We have lots of great Sepsis work being done in each of our 5 Health Trusts but we have no ‘one’ regional body to implement a coherent strategy. Neither do we have Government funding or a Public Awareness Campaign.

This is what I (Sepsis NI) will be working on trying to change 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!