HR advice from Kim Hayton, HR Director at FDR Law Q: What is the impact of mental health illness in the workplace A: Depression, stress and anxiety are the largest causes for UK sickness absence with 15.8 million work days lost in 2016*, and the...
Suffering from bed sores and sepsis? We can help?
Have you or a loved one suffered from bed sores or pressure ulcers which have led to inflammation, blood clotting or the degenerative condition, sepsis?
Doctors estimate that a shocking 95% of cases are preventable. Pressure ulcers or bed sores usually develop if a patient spends too much time either lying or sitting in one position, particularly if they are left in a poor state of hygiene or not turned regularly.
The underlying cause is often inadequate care or neglect.
Spotting the signs:
- NHS England reports that each year sepsis causes almost 37,000 UK deaths and nearly 700,000 people suffer from pressure ulcers. This includes people in hospitals, care homes and living in their own homes.
- The early tell-tale signs are red patches, particularly over bony areas such as heels, ankles, knees, buttocks or hips.
- If you notice any of these warning signs, report them to a GP or community nurse immediately. Deeper injuries will require more serious treatment which can be prolonged and painful. Common signs of sepsis include fever, increased heart rate and confusion.
If you believe the care of yourself or your loved one has not been up to standard, contact us to discuss