Monthly Archives: February 2018

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9 02, 2018

Sepsis takes life of 23 year-old man in Grimsby

2018-02-09T14:04:55+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Latest News|

A 23-year-old music fan who thought he had flu died of sepsis just 24 hours after being diagnosed. Daniel Sheppard was suffering from a high temperature and delirium at his home in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, and a day later was having problems with his vision. He thought he had been struck down by the flu [...]

6 02, 2018

Doctors mistake NF for a pulled muscle

2018-02-06T16:30:01+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Awareness, Latest News|

A mum was left fighting for her life after a tiny cut triggered a NF, after doctors mistook pain for a pulled muscle. Laura Hayes-Meerman lost the skin and muscle from the right side of her body after surgeons were forced to cut away the dead tissue. The 52-year-old was on holiday, skiing in Vermont [...]

6 02, 2018

Recorded sepsis cases in Wales are increasing

2018-02-06T08:59:21+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Latest News|

Recorded cases of the potentially deadly infection sepsis are on the rise in Welsh NHS hospitals, new figures have revealed. In 2016-17, hospitals recorded a combined 12,589 sepsis cases compared to 11,457 in 2014-15 – an increase of 10%. While the Welsh Conservatives describe these figures as a cause for concern, health boards say they suggest NHS staff are [...]