- Town Council Mayor
- 9/6/2018 10:22:38 AM
World Sepsis Day 2018
World Sepsis Day be held on 13th September 2018 with various events taking place all over the world to raise awareness.
What is sepsis?
Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system fights infection – but sometimes, for reasons we don’t yet understand, it attacks our body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Sepsis can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection. There is no one sign, and symptoms present differently between adults and children.
How to spot sepsis in adults
Seek medical help urgently if you (or another adult) develop any of these signs:
- Slurred speech or confusion
- Extreme shivering or muscle pain
- Passing no urine (in a day)
- Severe breathlessness
- It feels like you’re going to die
- Skin mottled or discoloured
How to spot sepsis in children
If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours), call 999 and just ask: could it be sepsis?
A child may have sepsis if he or she:
- Is breathing very fast
- Has a ‘fit’ or convulsion
- Looks mottled, bluish, or pale
- Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
- Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
- Feels abnormally cold to touch
A child under 5 may have sepsis if he or she:
- Is not feeding
- Is vomiting repeatedly
- Has not passed urine for 12 hours
Further information available at Sepsis Trust
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
(Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014)
Tredegar Town Council
Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31st March 2018 was completed on 21st August 2018 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 29 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004.
The requisite information as defined by Section 11(4) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 is available below this notice.
Annette Jones (Responsible Financial Officer)
6th September 2018