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,…

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…

Highlighting post-sepsis syndrome

In its latest issue, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights the long-term health impacts and recovery faced by patients who have survived sepsis. Around one-third of survivors will require additional hospitalisation within 3 months of their initial sepsis treatment. These patients have weakened immune systems and are…

Sepsis Explained in 3 Minutes

To mark World Sepsis Day, the Global Sepsis Alliance has produced a short video explaining what sepsis is, and how to identify and treat it. Please share this video with friends, family, and colleagues. It may one day save their lives.