Movie night - sepsis awareness

AddressJackson Avenue, Roundhay
AtSpire Leeds Hospital
CountyKent (GB073)

Jackson Avenue, Roundhay
Spire Leeds Hospital
Kent (GB073)
Tel 2017-12-13
Categoria Events

Please join us for a ‘Movie Night’ to raise awareness of sepsis. The film ‘Starfish’, featuring Tom Riley and Joanne Froggatt tells the remarkable story of Tom Ray – a man who had half of all his limbs and part of his face amputated due to sepsis. Tom from Oakham in Rutland contracted sepsis and became seriously ill on Millennium Eve. He went into a coma for five months. Tom was married with a two year old daughter Grace and his wife Nic gave birth to their son Freddy while he was in a coma. When he awoke from the coma, Tom had had his lower legs amputated and both his forearms. Half of his face was seriously disfigured and he had lost his memory. Tom says the movie truly depicts his struggle to come to terms with what had happened to him and the way he now looked.

To book your place The film lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will be shown in the boardroom at Spire Leeds. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. There is no charge to attend our movie night though there will be a dish to accept any donations for The Sepsis Trust. To book your place, email [email protected] or send us a private message. About sepsis Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is the reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues. How do I spot sepsis? Sepsis could occur as the result of any infection. There is no one sign for sepsis. Sepsis is a serious condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection. Seek medical help urgently if you develop any of the following: 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

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