19 Nov 2019
Caremark Thanet: Could it be Sepsis?
On Thursday 14 November, Caremark Thanet held a sepsis awareness conference. The conference was held in memory of Ellie Lunn, the daughter of Caremark Thanet's Registered Manager, who tragically lost her life to sepsis at the age of just 11 months in 2015.
The conference was very well attended. Ellie's heartbreaking story was told by Xana Welch, the Registered Manager of Caremark Dover. Gemma Rawling and Angela Hall from the NHS Outreach Team spoke about the signs, symptoms and treatment of sepsis. Barbara Hall told her own moving, but ultimately uplifting, story of how she survived sepsis - three times. Rob Mercer from the South East Ambulance Service, explained how over the last 10 years the awareness, detection and treatment of sepsis as improved enormously: medical professionals are now trained to "THINK SEPSIS".
If there was one clear message that came from the conference it was, as The Sepsis Trust Advise: "just ask, could it be sepsis?". Asking that question of a medical professional if you suspect that someone might have sepsis could save his or her life. Caremark Thanet, Ellie's mother, Kerry, and her family want to raise awareness of this awful condition. Increased awareness will increase confidence to ask the question: could it be sepsis? Asking that question will save lives.
Caremark Thanet, Kerry and her family intend to continue the campaign to raise public awareness of sepsis in Ellie's memory. If you would like more information please contact Caremark Thanet on 01843 235910 and ask for Xana Welch.READ THE FULL ARTICLE