Second National Sepsis Summit

The second National Sepsis Summit, held in Farmleigh in November 2015, was aimed at members of sepsis committees from the acute hospitals. Delegates heard testimony from patient advocates and also presentations from Wexford General, Sligo General, Mayo University, St James, and Cork University Hospital on their sepsis quality improvement initiatives. The six newly appointed Hospital Group  Assistant Directors of Nursing for Sepsis were introduced.

Please read or download the presentations from the links to the right and see below for the Programme from the day.


  • 10.00 Welcome Opening Address Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Chair Sepsis Governance Committee
  • 10.15 Sepsis and Audit Dr Vida Hamilton, National Clinical Lead Sepsis, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Waterford
  • 11.00 Patient Representative Ms Linda Dillon
  • 11.10 Update - Wexford General Hospital - "Sepsis Implementation" Ms Shelagh Twomey, Quality & Safety Co-Ordinator
  • 11.30 Patient Experience Mr Brian Mac Intyre, Sepsis Survivor
  • 12.10 Patient Experience Ms Julie Ann Mealy, Sepsis Survivor
  • 12.25 Update - Sligo General Hospital Dr Karen Harris, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • 12.45 Update - Mayo University Hospital Mr Ronan O'Cathasaigh, Resuscitation Officer
  • 13.05 Assisting Early Recognition of Maternal Sepsis in MNCMS Professor Richard Greene, Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 14.20 Update - Cork University Hospital - "Measuring Process" Dr Dorothy Breen, Consultant Intensive Care
  • 14.40 Update - St James Hospital - "Sepsis Pathway and Audit Update" Dr Geraldine McMahon, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Dr Grace Chan, Registrar in Clinical Microbiology
  • 15.30 Patient Information Leaflet Ms Aoife Feeney, Emergency Nurse, St James Hospital
  • 15.40 World Sepsis Day Ms Karn Cliffe, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • 15.55 Introduction Group ADoNs to Support Implementation of National Clinical Guideline No 6: Sepsis Management
    Ms Celine Conroy -Ireland East Hospital Group 
    Ms Karn Cliffe - Dublin Midlands Hospital Group 
    Ms Mary Bedding - Dublin North East Hospital Group
    Ms Breda Fallon - University Limerick Hospital Group
    Ms Sinead Horgan -South/South West Hospital Group 
    Mr Ronan O'Cathasaigh - Saolta Hospital Group