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Sligo University Hospital marks World Sepsis Day

Sligo University Hospital marks World Sepsis Day

To mark World Sepsis Day the Sepsis Team at Sligo University Hospital held a Sepsis awareness event in the main foyer of the hospital on Wednesday, 18 September.  

Dr Karen Harris, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at SUH said, “World Sepsis Day is important because it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis which accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually.

Sepsis is a common, time-dependent medical emergency which can affect a person of any age, from any social background and can strike irrespective of underlying good health or medical conditions. However, early recognition and timely referral can have a major impact and this is the message we want to get out.”

Grainne McCann, General Manager, SUH said, “The event at the Sligo University Hospital was an opportunity for patients and visitors to meet with a range of staff to learn more about Sepsis. Awareness days like this aims to keep sepsis high on everyone's agenda as a potential diagnosis therefore leading to prompt treatment and better outcomes for patients.”

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Sligo University Hospital (SUH)