Sepsis campaigner speaks at Conservative conference
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Sepsis campaigner praises paramedics in Conservative conference speech

A sepsis campaigner whose 12-month-old son died has made an emotional speech at the Conservative Party conference to praise paramedics for their actions.

Melissa Mead, from Penryn, Cornwall, lost William to sepsis on 14 December 2014.

She told the conference in Birmingham how a paramedic had cried with her, and how "their demeanour was our only solace".

Her son's death was put down to natural causes but a coroner's inquest later found he had died from treatable blood poisoning - the NHS 111 service and GPs had failed to spot his condition.

  • 05 Oct 2016
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