Sepsis Patient Support Group
In collaboration with the UK Sepsis Trust, UHDB runs support groups 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. Members are very welcome to bring a friend or relative along with them, and the dates for future groups can be found below.
|20 July 2023||7:30pm - 9pm|
|28 September 2023||7:30pm - 9pm|
|23 November 2023||7:30pm - 9pm|
Nottingham Road Community Fire Station,
“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.” - Duncan Cameron, Transformation Lead.
Recovering from Sepsis
Sepsis can affect people even after they have left hospital. It is not uncommon for sepsis survivors to have physical, psychological and emotional challenges and these typically last 6 to 12 months.
More information on sepsis recovery can be found by visiting the visiting the UK Sepsis Trust website (opens in new window) >
Reflections and advice from sepsis support group members
‘It took me 12 months to get the spring back in my step.’
‘Since having sepsis I get quite teary, I never used to be this emotional’.
‘Going back to intensive care really helped me get some closure’.
‘Keeping a diary helped me see the progress I was making, even if that was taking a couple of extra steps each day’.
‘I’d find myself sleeping 16 hours a day’.