....as a result of Sepsis.

Eoghan Reid was discharged from hospital and just 8 hours later he was returned to hospital, and went into septic shock.

This is another sad case showing the devastating consequences of Sepsis.  The coroner has ruled that there was a missed opportunity to diagnose a bacterial infection but that this was only apparent with hindsight. 

As a result of this sad case, the Royal Hampshire County Hospital has now altered their practices, introducing a new sepsis screening tool and revising the paediatric early warning system charts.

We only hope that NHS Trust's continue to recognise the importance of an adequate sepsis screening tool!