Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, is today launching a new sepsis awareness campaign, supported by UK Sepsis Trust, to raise awareness of the key symptoms of sepsis amongst parents of children aged 0-4.
Acting quickly could save a child’s life. The campaign encourages parents of children aged 0-4 to go to A&E immediately or call 999 if they have any of the following symptoms:
- Looks mottled, bluish or pale
- Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
- Feels abnormally cold to touch
- Is breathing very fast
- Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
- Has a fit or convulsion
The campaign will be launched with a series of new videos explaining the key symptoms, fronted by campaigner Melissa Mead, and a number of other families affected by the condition, as well as the release of posters and leaflets to help raise awareness.
Local parents, grandparents and carers across mid Essex are now able to seek guidance from a new advice booklet for when their child becomes ill, which includes information on Sepsis and Meningitis. For more information or to download a copy please click here.