Irish Times: Medical Practitioners in Ireland to Receive Sepsis Training Following Savita Halappanavar’s Death

A lack of recognition of the gravity of the risk to her health led to “delays in aggressive treatment”.The HSE’s national director of quality and patient safety Dr. Philip Crowley said Ms. Halappanavar’s death from sepsis was a “rare occurrence”, and it was clear from the HSE report that “staff did not recognise what was happening”.

“Sepsis is becoming more common. As a health service we need to redouble our efforts to train people in the recognition and very aggressive management of sepsis and that is what we are going to do,” he told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland radio show.