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Support group launched to help sepsis survivors

In collaboration with the UK Sepsis Trust, UHDB has run its first support group for people who have been affected by Sepsis.

The peer support group, facilitated by nurses allows Sepsis survivors to share their experience and relate to others who have been through a similar experience. Recovery from Sepsis usually lasts between six and 18 months and can include significant physical, emotional and psychological challenges.

Duncan Cameron, Transformation Lead at UHDB, said: “It was fantastic to see the benefit everyone got from the group, from the reassurance that things will get better to the realisation that what I am going through is common and normal.

"The group gelled so quickly and everyone was comfortable sharing practical tips and motivating one another.  There was a real desire to continue and grow the group, with plans afoot to meet again in January.”

More information on Sepsis recovery can be found on the UK Sepsis Trust website

If you are interested in attending a future group, currently hosted at Chaddesden Community Fire Station, please contact Duncan Cameron on



Nottingham Road Community Fire Station
Nottingham Road
DE21 6FP


Future dates:

  • Wednesday 12 February 2020, 7pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 1 April 2020, 7.30pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday 10 June 2020, 7pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 12 August 2020, 7pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7pm - 8.30pm