I NOTED that the Mail on Sunday on October 15 reported that a national rise in sepsis with subsequent fatalities is causing concern. There appears also to be a north/south divide in survival rates.

The conclusion stated was that the Royal Bournemouth Hospital had a high survival rate.

I had sepsis following a gall bladder infection in December 16 to January 17. I consider myself very fortunate to have survived thanks to RBH.

In October this year I was again in RBH with a serious infection of around the same area. This was prevented by serious use of antibiotics from reaching the sepsis stage. After eight days I was discharged.

I am truly grateful to our hospital and would like to sing their praises on their high standards of clinical care and compassion.


Ringwood Road, Walkford, Christchurch