Aware­ness helped to save my life

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Mike Gre­ville is 60 and lives in Inchin­nan in Ren­frew­shire.

“I con­tracted BAC Menin­gi­tis and sep­sis in March, 2017, and had flu like symp­toms.

“My wife realised I was re­ally ill when she couldn’t wake me and my head was burn­ing up even though my hands and feet were freez­ing cold.

“We called our GP who recog­nised signs.

“My wife called 999 – Fast re­sponse from Scot Am­bu­lance – and paramedics knew signs.

“I was rushed to RAH Pais­ley (NHS Greater Glas­gow) and medics here are re­ally aware of sep­sis and I re­ceived im­me­di­ate life­sav­ing an­tibi­otics.

“That aware­ness saved my life.”

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