About Us

The Australian Sepsis Network (ASN) is the only dedicated national body working to reduce the burden of sepsis in Australia, through research and advocacy. The ASN is a network of organisations and individuals with the common aim to improve outcomes for Australian patients with sepsis, and to provide information and support to the families and friends of people with sepsis. The ASN is hosted by The George Institute for Global Health.

Sepsis Stories: Katie

It has been more than 7 years since Katie nearly lost her life to sepsis. In early 2010, Katie was a recent high school graduate and looking forward to studying make-up artistry. Then 18 years old, Katie developed a renal abscess that led to septic shock. At first, she assumed…

SEPSIS STORIES: THOMAS

Thomas Snell, or ‘Snelly’ as he was affectionately known, was a popular, bright and mature 13 year old from the Northern Territory. A natural and talented athlete – and winner of many ‘Best and Fairest Awards’ – Thomas played cricket, AFL and rugby union, and could often be found outdoors,…

Hand Hygiene with the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission

This year the World Health Organisation’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands May 5 campaign is linking hand hygiene to the prevention of sepsis in healthcare. Over 18,000 Australians suffer from sepsis every year and 5,000 of these will die. Of those who survive, half are left with a disability or…

Sepsis Stories: Sarah

Sarah was no stranger to hospitals when she developed sepsis in October 2017. At only 18, she was battling a pituitary tumour and two inoperable optic gliomas (a type a tumour on the nerve that connects the eye to the brain) that had caused blindness in her right eye, and…

Stopping Sepsis – a National Action Plan

It’s known as the silent killer and takes more lives than the annual road toll. Today the Australian Sepsis Network and The George Institute for Global Health have launched a national action plan to reduce the number of people who lose their lives each year to sepsis – a life…