"Mum diagnosed with sepsis"

About: Musgrove Park Hospital / Accident and emergency Musgrove Park Hospital / General medicine

(as a relative),

Mum had Sepsis and was rushed to A&E Musgrove park hospital with a 10% chance of survival. Staff on ICU found the the root of the infection, which was an epidural abscess in her lower back. This was an extremely stressful time, as our dad had passed away recently. The abscess was removed and after also getting cellulitis in both legs 4wks into her hospital stay, mum was thankfully discharged after 8wks. The road to a full recovery is a long one but it's down to the staff on ICU/HDU that made this so. My sister and I cannot thank them enough.  


Response from Karen Tyler, Lead Nurse, Emergency Department, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sammy

Gosh what a stressful and frightening journey you and your family have had. And I thank you for finding the time to write to us. We really appreciate it and I will share this with the team.

I wish you and your mum well

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Response from Charmaine Griffiths, Volunteer and Patient Involvement Lead, Patient Experience, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Dear 'Agent Sammy'

Thank you for your kind comments. Your posting has been shared with the ICU staff and the Senior Nurse, Kath Robinson has asked me to pass on the following message to you:

Dear Sammy, I'm so pleased that your Mum has made good progress and that the ICU staff were a part in helping her on that long journey to get her back to full health.

Thank you providing us with your feedback, very much appreciated to receive.

Best wishes to all of you.

From all the ICU Team

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