A Coventry nursing student whose father died from a rare blood disease just days before her wedding is helping shape teaching to raise awareness of the illness.
Georgia Weaver hopes that by increasing knowledge of the early signs of sepsis she can help save lives and prevent other families suffering from such sudden and tragic loss.
Georgia’s father Peter Mulhern was rushed to critical care in hospital last summer after his condition began to rapidly deteriorate as he recovered from minor surgery.
He was diagnosed with sepsis, a form of blood poisoning which took his life just days later –less than a week before his daughter’s big day where he planned to walk her down the aisle surrounded by family and friends.
Georgia, a children and young people’s nursing student, said after seeing her own family go through so much, the more she can do to help fellow students and families spot the early signs, the more lives could be saved.
As well as sharing advice on social media, the 27-year-old has worked with Coventry University lecturers to deliver presentations to fellow students across all three years of healthcare course teaching.