Image Courtesey of Lil Red’s Legacy Sepsis Awareness Campaign Facebook
The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will meet tomorrow to discuss the petition ‘Lil Red’s Legacy Sepsis Awareness Campaign’ from Mr Joseph Hughes.
The meeting at 1.30pm in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House will hear from the petitioner, Mr Hughes, and Ms Doireann O’Mahony of the Irish Sepsis Foundation.
Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Martin Browne, Tipperary, says“This petition seeks to raise greater awareness of sepsis, a deadly condition which five years ago tragically claimed the life of Joseph Hughes’s 15-year-old son Sean, a talented young musician known as ‘Lil Red’.
Mr Hughes is asking the Minister for Health and the HSE to produce and fund an advert on national television showing the public how to recognize the symptoms of sepsis to increase awareness of sepsis, a ‘silent killer’ that according to the HSE results in an average of 2,400 deaths in Ireland each year, although the true figure may be much higher.