World Sepsis Day 2023

Date: 01/09/2023

World Sepsis Day (Wednesday 13 September) is a global day of awareness to fight a devastating condition that accounts for 11 million deaths worldwide each year.

According to the UK Sepsis Trust, sepsis affects 245,000 people every year in the UK alone, and 48,000 people die of sepsis-related illnesses. That’s five people every hour. Of those that develop sepsis and survive, around 40% face potentially life-changing challenges with their physical and/or mental health.

Public knowledge around sepsis still has a long way to go – one in five people haven’t heard of sepsis and one in three would not treat sepsis as a medical emergency. Timely intervention is crucial; sepsis is often treatable if caught early, so it’s important to arm yourself with potentially life-saving information.

An in-person awareness event will be taking place in the marquee outside the Eaglestone Restaurant, 11am – 2pm. Our IPC, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement teams will all be sharing vital information and resources, and staff, patients, and visitors alike are invited to attend.

For more information on sepsis, please see the below:

The UK Sepsis Trust Home Page | What is Sepsis? | Sepsis Symptoms

Symptoms of sepsis – NHS (

Driving Away Sepsis – Milton Keynes University Hospital (