UHNM Celebrates Success of Sepsis Week

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UHNM is celebrating the success of its Sepsis Week, having seen members of the Sepsis team aiming to spread awareness and knowledge of this serious condition. The week has also come as a celebration of all that has been achieved at both Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital over the past two years, with major improvements in the field of sepsis at both hospitals.

Over the past five days, UHNM’s Sepsis team have been running a major campaign surrounding the condition sepsis, aiming to boost awareness among staff and members of the public, as well as celebrating the successes and progress UHNM has made towards combatting this serious condition.

A dedicated sepsis team was established in October 2016, and since then huge improvements have been seen across the Trust, allowing UHNM to lead the way on sepsis prevention and treatment. As part of these improvements, a major awareness drive has been led by the sepsis team, culminating in a consistent rise in sepsis screening rates since the beginning of 2018.

Last month, UHNM achieved over 90% success rate in three of its four sepsis parameters. This represents a huge improvement month on month and demonstrates UHNM’s dedication to making our patients safe from sepsis.

Haidee Sim, Senior Sister for Infection Prevention and Sepsis, said: “It has been such a wonderful week for the sepsis team here at UHNM. We’ve had such wonderful interactions with staff, helping them brush up on their already brilliant knowledge around sepsis recognition, prevention, and treatment.

“We’ve also been lucky enough to meet several former sepsis patients who have talked about their fantastic experiences with our team. It is a real honour to see that the work we are doing is making a difference to people’s lives, and we hope we can continue to help combat sepsis across the NHS.

“I’d like to extend my thanks from the Sepsis Team to every single member of staff across the Trust who has made this week, and these past two years, a massive success. You truly are our Sepsis Superheroes.”

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