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World Sepsis Day 2018

Posted on the 31st August 2018

Sepsis kills around 44,000 people a year in the UK. On World Sepsis Day 2018 (13 September), health professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are inviting local people to come along and raise awareness of Sepsis at The Harbour in Blackpool.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Sepsis Trust are joining forces to celebrate World Sepsis Day 2018. The day is for members of the public, carers and health professionals to network and find out more information about sepsis and the signs to look out for.

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is the immune system’s over response to an infection or injury. Typically, our immune system fights the infection. However, for other people it can attack our organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death.

Toni Burns, Capacity and Flow Co-ordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We are really looking forward to the event next month and to be joining forces with Sepsis Trust and a local acute Trust to raise awareness of the illness and the signs to look out for. People can come along and find out more information about the condition, have a free health check and enter the raffle with some fantastic prizes with all proceeds going to the Sepsis Trust. Sepsis is something that is extremely close to my heart and I will be sharing my family’s personal experience of the condition in the hope to raise awareness of this life threatening condition.”

The event will take place on 17 September 2018 from 12-4pm at The Harbour, Windmill Rise, Off Preston New Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 4FE. For more information about The Harbour please visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/TheHarbour or for more information about Sepsis please visit https://sepsistrust.org.