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Sepsis NI: Fact | In NI Sepsis Will KILL 1240 People Per Year

by | Sep 12, 2017

Sepsis NI: Fact | In NI Sepsis Will KILL 1240 People Per Year

Yes that’s right, in N. Ireland Sepsis will KILL at least 1240 people per year and affect over 7000 of us.

However this is our ‘best guess’ based on UK Sepsis Trust and the Irish Sepsis Forum statistics. We currently have NO accurate reporting system in place to give us the ‘real figures’.

The problem is likely to be more devastating than we think, especially as the UK Sepsis Trust just released figures to say that 100,000 more people than originally thought are affected by Sepsis per year – bringing their total up from 150,000 to 260,000 people with over 44,000 deaths! Pretty scary!

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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!