Posted on November 23rd, 2018
Gail Edwards, daughter
My mother aged 83 years old died in an A&E Department due to sepsis from an infection that started in her kidneys. She did not receive any treatment for this even though there were signs and symptoms. Within 2 hours of admittance she died. I was with her but despite my concerns, this was ignored by the staff. Unfortunately, the staff seemed more concerned with doing their observations rather than giving any treatment.
UK guidelines state that antibiotic treatment should start within an hour of diagnosis to reduce the risk of serious complications or death, plus fluids and oxygen. She had a mottled rash, fast breathing, pain and more confused than usual etc and the ambulance crew that brought her in from her care home did suspect sepsis and yet nothing was done, no treatment and no pain relief.