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MRI teams champion sepsis awareness for World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day

This Sunday (13th September) marks World Sepsis Day and the start of Sepsis Awareness Week at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is an infection in the body which if not treated can result in death. Sepsis kills 37,000 people in the UK each year. This means one person is dying from sepsis every 3.5 seconds, or, 100 people every day.

If spotted quickly and treated rapidly many of these deaths would be prevented.

What's happening at the MRI?

The MRI has a dedicated team who have been working hard to improve the care of patients at the MRI with sepsis. They have identified areas where we can make things better and safer for patients with sepsis who arrive at the emergency department. Already patients with sepsis are being recognised quicker and getting their much needed antibiotics faster. This is very important because research has shown that every hour antibiotics are delayed, the chance of death rises by 8%.

Want to know more?

Contact the MRI Sepsis Team on 0161 701 5075, and/or visit sepsistrust.org for more information.