The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) is delighted to have partnered with London Ambulance Service to raise awareness about sepsis.
Ambulances in the region have adopted UKST messaging raising awareness about a condition which affects 245,000 people in the UK each year.
Sepsis is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury, and can result in organ failure and death if not treated promptly with antibiotics.
UKST Founder & Joint CEO Dr Ron Daniels said: “We’re grateful to London Ambulance Service for working with us to raise awareness. By helping us to reach more people with the signs of sepsis, we can work towards ending preventable deaths from this condition.”
In the UK alone, 48,000 people lose their lives in sepsis-related illnesses every year – but many of these deaths are preventable if rapid treatment is sought.
London Ambulance Service has joined North West Ambulance Service, South Western Ambulance Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, South Central Ambulance Service, and the West Midlands Ambulance Service in raising awareness about sepsis through their fleet.
UKST ambassador Melissa Mead, MBE, said: “I’ve already had people get in touch with me to say that they knew the signs of sepsis because of this awareness initiative so it is brilliant to know that this campaign has already changed outcomes for patients.”