Trust working hard to raise awareness against killer condition – sepsis

A team of specialist nurses at the Trust is taking the fight in combatting a deadly killer – sepsis. Caused by bacteria that get in to the blood stream, sepsis is a life-threatening condition that accounts for 44,000 deaths annually – or one person every five minutes. In cases of sepsis, the body overreacts to bacteria present in someone’s blood, which can lead to organ failure if not treated quickly.